Re: Command Notation

Subject: Re: Command Notation
From: Toni Williams TPG/SG <towilliams -at- PROCYONGROUP -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 30 Jul 1998 08:51:53 -0700

Years ago I wrote a manual documenting a report generation program that
used BNF. There was, as had been said, no
source so I had to learn it from scratch. I am attempting to obtain a
copy of that manual. If I am successful, I will contact you.

Toni Williams

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott McClare [SMTP:smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM]
> Sent: Thursday, July 30, 1998 2:05 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Command Notation
>> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: Anne Weiner [SMTP:annew -at- INTERDYN -dot- COM]
> >>Sent: Wednesday, July 29, 1998 9:33 PM
> >> Subject: Command Notation
> >>
> >>Folks,
> >>
> >>Lo these many years I was involved in a project whereby a command
> >>was documented. I remember that in the planning stage we discussed
> two
> >>different alternatives for notation, one was "railroad diagramming"
> (I
> >>think), the other was a hyphenated term which I have completely
> >>forgotten.
>It looks to me like you're thinking of the "Backus-Naur"
syntax. I'm
>not aware of any print reference that documents it (perhaps
someone else
>on the list can enlighten all of us!), but maybe you can glean
>from the BNF entry in the Jargon File:

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