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Lex program to check whether given string is Palindrome or Not

  • Last Updated : 01 May, 2019

Problem: Write a Lex program to check whether given string is Palindrome or Not.

Lex is a computer program that generates lexical analyzers and was written by Mike Lesk and Eric Schmidt. Lex reads an input stream specifying the lexical analyzer and outputs source code implementing the lexer in the C programming language.

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Description: A string is said to be palindrome if reverse of the string is same as string. For example, “abba” is palindrome, but “abbc” is not palindrome.


Input: Enter a string : naman 
Output: Given string is Palindrome

Input: Enter a string : geeksforgeeks
Output: Given string is not Palindrome 


/* Lex program to check whether 
     - given string is Palindrome or Not */
    int i, j, flag;
/* Rule Section */
% %
    [a - z A - z 0 - 9]*
    for (i = 0, j = yyleng - 1; i <= j; i++, j--) {
        if (yytext[i] == yytext[j]) {
            flag = 1;
        else {
            flag = 0;
    if (flag == 1)
        printf("Given string is Palindrome");
        printf("Given string is not Palindrome");
% %
    // driver code
    int main()
    printf("Enter a string :");
    return 0;
int yywrap()
    return 1;


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