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authorDavid E. O'Brien <obrien@FreeBSD.org>2000-10-13 12:04:55 +0000
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-While teaching a data structures course at University of California,
-Irvine, I developed a program called GPERF that generates perfect hash
-functions for sets of key words. A perfect hash function is simply:
+This is GNU gperf. It is a program that generates perfect hash
+functions for sets of key words. A perfect hash function is:
A hash function and a data structure that allows
recognition of a key word in a set of words using
exactly 1 probe into the data structure.
-The gperf.texinfo file explains how the program works, the form of the
-input, what options are available, and hints on choosing the best
-options for particular key word sets. The texinfo file is readable
-both via the GNU emacs `info' command, and is also suitable for
-typesetting with TeX.
+The doc/gperf.html file explains how the program works, the form of
+the input, what options are available, and hints on choosing the best
+options for particular key words set.
-The enclosed Makefile creates the executable program ``gperf'' and
-also runs some tests.
+See the file NEWS for a list of major changes in the current release.
+
+See the file INSTALL for compilation and installation instructions.
Output from the GPERF program is used to recognize reserved words in
the GNU C, GNU C++, and GNU Pascal compilers, as well as with the GNU
indent program.
-Happy hacking!
+For general documentation on the coding and usage standards
+this distribution follows, see the GNU standards document
+ftp://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/standards.*, especially the 'Makefile
+Conventions', 'Configuration', and 'User Interfaces' sections.
+
+Mail suggestions and bug reports to both <bug-gnu-utils@gnu.org> and
+<gperf-bugs@lists.sourceforge.net>. When reporting bugs, please
+include in the subject line the package name and version (output of
+'gperf --version') for which you found a problem.
-Douglas C. Schmidt