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     vgrindefs -- language definition data base for vgrind(1)




     The vgrindefs file contains all language definitions for vgrind(1).  The
     data base is very similar to termcap(5).


     The following table names and describes each field.

     Name	Type	  Description
     ab 	str	  regular expression for the start of an alternate
     ae 	str	  regular expression for the end of an alternate
     pb 	str	  regular expression for start of a procedure
     bb 	str	  regular expression for start of a lexical block
     be 	str	  regular expression for the end of a lexical block
     cb 	str	  regular expression for the start of a comment
     ce 	str	  regular expression for the end of a comment
     sb 	str	  regular expression for the start of a string
     se 	str	  regular expression for the end of a string
     lb 	str	  regular expression for the start of a character
     le 	str	  regular expression for the end of a character
     nc 	str	  regular expression for a non-comment (see below)
     tl 	bool	  present means procedures are only defined at the top
			  lexical level
     oc 	bool	  present means upper and lower case are equivalent
     kw 	str	  a list of keywords separated by spaces

     Non-comments are required to describe a certain context where a sequence
     that would normally start a comment loses its special meaning.  A typical
     example for this can be found in Perl, where comments are normally start-
     ing with `#', while the string `$#' is an operator on an array.


     The following entry, which describes the C language, is typical of a lan-
     guage entry.

     :kw=asm auto break case char continue default do double else enum\
     extern float for fortran goto if int long register return short\
     sizeof static struct switch typedef union unsigned while #define\
     #else #endif #if #ifdef #ifndef #include #undef # define else endif\
     if ifdef ifndef include undef:

     Note that the first field is just the language name (and any variants of
     it).  Thus the C language could be specified to vgrind(1) as "c" or "C".

     Entries may continue onto multiple lines by giving a \ as the last char-
     acter of a line.  Capabilities in vgrindefs are of two types: Boolean

     $	     the end of a line

     ^	     the beginning of a line

     \d      a delimiter (space, tab, newline, start of line)

     \a      matches any string of symbols (like .* in lex)

     \p      matches any alphanumeric name.  In a procedure definition (pb)
	     the string that matches this symbol is used as the procedure

     ()      grouping

     |	     alternation

     ?	     last item is optional

     \e      preceding any string means that the string will not match an
	     input string if the input string is preceded by an escape charac-
	     ter (\).  This is typically used for languages (like C) which can
	     include the string delimiter in a string by escaping it.

     Unlike other regular expressions in the system, these match words and not
     characters.  Hence something like "(tramp|steamer)flies?"	would match
     "tramp", "steamer", "trampflies", or "steamerflies".


     The keyword list is just a list of keywords in the language separated by
     spaces.  If the "oc" boolean is specified, indicating that upper and
     lower case are equivalent, then all the keywords should be specified in
     lower case.


     /usr/share/misc/vgrindefs	File containing terminal descriptions.


     troff(1), vgrind(1)


     The vgrindefs file format appeared in 4.2BSD.

FreeBSD 5.4			 June 6, 1993			   FreeBSD 5.4


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