|[2 earlier articles]|
|Re: TeX syntax? email@example.com (A Johnstone) (2007-02-09)|
|Re: TeX syntax? firstname.lastname@example.org (Allan Adler) (2007-02-09)|
|Re: TeX syntax? email@example.com (Philipp Lucas) (2007-02-12)|
|Re: TeX syntax? jhallen@TheWorld.com (2007-02-16)|
|Re: TeX syntax? firstname.lastname@example.org (glen herrmannsfeldt) (2007-02-16)|
|Re: TeX syntax? jhallen@TheWorld.com (2007-02-25)|
|Re: TeX syntax? email@example.com (Jim Hill) (2007-02-25)|
|From:||Jim Hill <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||25 Feb 2007 12:49:39 -0500|
|Posted-Date:||25 Feb 2007 12:49:39 EST|
Russell Shaw asked for:
> something resembling the BNF of Knuth's TeX typesetting syntax?
> What symbols are fundamental, and what ones are derived?
It doesn't really parse at all, and its lexical entities are defined at
runtime, by the input it's lexing: spelling and boundaries are defined
and quite commonly, even for fundamental symbols, redefined several
times, in the input files themselves.
Most people could agree these would be bad things in a programming language.
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