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Re: [License]Is Bison exception only valid on Bison 2.2?

From: Akim Demaille
Subject: Re: [License]Is Bison exception only valid on Bison 2.2?
Date: Sun, 25 Jul 2021 18:01:50 +0200

Hi Kuohong,

> Le 17 juil. 2021 à 07:33, Kuo-Hong Wang <> a écrit :
> Dear all,
> Bison is a useful tool!


> I have one question about the license of generated files by Bison.
> It shows GPL exception with bison as following.  Is the exception only
> valid on Bison 2.2? or still valid on later versions?

It was installed in Bison 2.2, and applies to all the versions since

> "This special exception was added by the Free Software Foundation in
> version 2.2 of Bison."
> Is it possible to modify bison utility to make that statement more
> clear(2.2 and after) ?

I never thought it was unclear :(  And don't feel confortable changing
this wording.


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