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Re: Documenting a Programming Language. WAS:Syntax Diagrams
Subject:Re: Documenting a Programming Language. WAS:Syntax Diagrams From:Peter Gold <pgold -at- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Wed, 20 Nov 1996 07:57:59 -0800
I never did this myself, but I recall a discussion of syntax diagram
models a friend of mine presented some time back. There's something like
a "railroad" diagram and another form of notation that I can't recall the
Both are ascii text, but one is sort of graphic about options and
branches, as, for example:
SELECT ( * FROM
( fieldname1, fieldname2, ... fieldnamen
and the other is more linear as:
SELECT all | * | fieldname1, fieldname2, ... fieldnamen FROM etc.