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Module errmsg

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The module errmsg provides procedures to emit error messages. This module supports the Gentle type POS and encodes the current file, line, and column into a value.

long yypos;
The variable yypos keeps track of the current source position.

To advance to the next column this variable must be incremented by one. To advance to the next line or the next file the procedures yyPosToNextLine or yyPosToNextFile must be used.

At the beginning of a line the column is set to one, after reading a token the column is the first column after the token.


void yyGetPos(ref_pos)
   long *ref_pos;
The procedure yyGetPos sets the variable referred by its argument to the current source position minus 1.


void yyPosToNextLine()
The procedure yyPosToNextLine must be called by the lexer when a new source line is read. It adjust the variable yypos.


void yyPosToNextFile()
The procedure yyPosToNextFile must be called by the lexer when a new source file is read. It adjust the variable yypos.

'action' Error (STRING, POS)

void Error(msg, pos)
   char *msg;
   long pos;
The procedure error prints the message specified by the first parameter together with the source position specified by the second parameter. Then the program is terminated.


yyerror(msg)
   char *msg;
The procedure yyerror is called by the Yacc generated parser in case of syntax errors. It may also be called by the lexer. It behaves like Error where the actual source position is used.





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