Multi-Function Calculator: `mfcalc' =================================== Now that the basics of Bison have been discussed, it is time to move on to a more advanced problem. The above calculators provided only five functions, `+', `-', `*', `/' and `^'. It would be nice to have a calculator that provides other mathematical functions such as `sin', `cos', etc. It is easy to add new operators to the infix calculator as long as they are only single-character literals. The lexical analyzer `yylex' passes back all nonnumber characters as tokens, so new grammar rules suffice for adding a new operator. But we want something more flexible: built-in functions whose syntax has this form: FUNCTION_NAME (ARGUMENT) At the same time, we will add memory to the calculator, by allowing you to create named variables, store values in them, and use them later. Here is a sample session with the multi-function calculator: $ mfcalc pi = 3.141592653589 3.1415926536 sin(pi) 0.0000000000 alpha = beta1 = 2.3 2.3000000000 alpha 2.3000000000 ln(alpha) 0.8329091229 exp(ln(beta1)) 2.3000000000 $ Note that multiple assignment and nested function calls are permitted.
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