Re: syntax diagramming tool

Subject: Re: syntax diagramming tool
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:16:22 -0700

In that Oracle doc it looks to me like both the text command syntax (
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14200/img_text/model_rules_clause.htm
) and the railroad diagram GIF (
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/B19306_01/server.102/b14200/img/model_rules_clause.gif
) are generated from EBNF (or whatever source Oracle uses to define
their SQL grammar).

Do you know any tools that can do that?

On Mon, Oct 13, 2014 at 3:41 PM, Laura Lemay <lemay -at- lauralemay -dot- com> wrote:
>
> The "ascii form" you mention is called EBNF ("extended backus-naur format") and there is a specification for defining languages in it. The diagrams are called railroad diagrams and are usually generated from the EBNF itself.

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