Re: RegExp: EBNF or POSIX notation?

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6 Feb 2002 23:38:19 -0500

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Date: 6 Feb 2002 23:38:19 -0500
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Posted-Date: 06 Feb 2002 23:38:19 EST

I think your question is a little missy. EBNF and regular expressions
does not covers the same set of expressiveness. EBNF is a super-set
for regular expression extending them to context recording. Usually,
EBNF is used for languages with words which requires such a kind of
complexity, that is parsing. Regular expressions are more used for
lexing for representing words in classical compilation. Yet, this is
just my point of view.

"Markus Dreyer" <> a écrit :

> I have implemented a grammar using regular expressions. Now I am
> describing the ideas and the implementation in an academic paper.
> Which notation should I use to describe my regular expressions? Is EBNF
> (ISO 14977) okay? Or shall I use the POSIX notation? Or another?
> Thanks. Markus.
> [I don't think it matters much unless the professor for whom you're
> writing has strong religious views on the topic. -John]

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