alex - lexical analyser generator for Haskell

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package filename alex_3.2.4-4_amd64.deb
Package name alex
Package version 3.2.4
Package release 4
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Category devel::code-generator devel::lang:haskell haskell implemented-in::haskell interface::commandline role::program scope::utility works-with::software:source
License -
Maintainer Debian Haskell Group <>
Download size 379.84 KB
Installed size 1.94 MB
Alex is a tool for generating lexical analysers in Haskell, given a
description of the tokens to be recognised in the form of regular
expressions. It is similar to the tool lex or flex for C/C++.


Package Version Architecture Repository
alex_3.2.4-4_i386.deb 3.2.4 i386 Debian Main
alex - - -


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libatomic1 >= 4.8
libc6 >= 2.27
libffi6 >= 3.0.4
libgmp10 -


Type URL
Binary Package alex_3.2.4-4_amd64.deb
Source Package alex

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install alex deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install alex




2018-10-03 - Ilias Tsitsimpis <>
alex (3.2.4-4) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Clint Adams ]
* Set Rules-Requires-Root to no.
[ Ilias Tsitsimpis ]
* Bump debhelper compat level to 10
* debian/get_version.hs: Updated for Cabal 2.2
2018-04-12 - Clint Adams <>
alex (3.2.4-3) unstable; urgency=medium
* Use Distribution.Version instead.
2018-04-12 - Clint Adams <>
alex (3.2.4-2) unstable; urgency=medium
* Hide Distribution.Version's showVersion in our get_version util.
2018-04-09 - Clint Adams <>
alex (3.2.4-1) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Ilias Tsitsimpis ]
* Change Priority to optional. Since Debian Policy version 4.0.1,
priority extra has been deprecated.
* Use the HTTPS form of the copyright-format URL
* Modify d/watch and Source field in d/copyright to use HTTPS
* Declare compliance with Debian policy 4.1.1
* Use URLs in Vcs-{Browser,Git} fields
[ Clint Adams ]
* Bump to Standards-Version 4.1.4.
* New upstream release
2017-09-16 - Sean Whitton <>
alex (3.2.3-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
2017-09-03 - Sean Whitton <>
alex (3.2.2-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
2017-07-05 - Clint Adams <>
alex (3.2.1-1) unstable; urgency=medium
* New upstream release
2016-10-27 - Clint Adams <>
alex (3.1.7-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Upload to unstable as part of GHC 8 transition.
2016-10-19 - Clint Adams <>
alex (3.1.7-3) experimental; urgency=medium
* Drop build dependency on jade.  closes: #840587.
2016-10-13 - Clint Adams <>
alex (3.1.7-2) experimental; urgency=medium
* Temporarily build-depend on ghc 8.

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