|Representations of grammars firstname.lastname@example.org (Kelly Morrison) (1993-06-25)|
|Re: Representations of grammars email@example.com (1993-06-26)|
|Re: Representations of grammars P.G.Hamer@bnr.co.uk (1993-06-28)|
|Re: Representations of grammars firstname.lastname@example.org (1993-06-28)|
|Representations of grammars email@example.com (Trevor Jenkins) (1993-06-28)|
|Re: Representations of grammars firstname.lastname@example.org (1993-06-29)|
|Re: Representations of grammars email@example.com (1993-06-29)|
|Re: BNF name firstname.lastname@example.org (Wally Anderson) (1993-06-30)|
|Re: Representations of grammars email@example.com (1993-07-01)|
|Re: Representations of grammars firstname.lastname@example.org (1993-07-01)|
|From:||email@example.com (David Moore)|
|Keywords:||parse, EBNF, comment|
|Date:||Mon, 28 Jun 1993 17:39:15 GMT|
>>1. Backus-Naur Form (also Backus Normal Form).
>> - created by John Backus; modified by Peter Naur.
P.G.Hamer@bnr.co.uk (Peter Hamer) writes:
>I don't think that Peter Naur modified BNF, I understood that the acronym was
>modified to reflect his role in their use; chair of the Algol 60 committee,
>on which John Backus sat. [I believe that's correct. -John]
As someone who came in late (circa 1973) I am a little puzzled by the
above. Did BNF originally stand for "Backus Normal Form". I had always
assumed that "Backus-Naur Form" was the original expansion, and that
"Backus Normal Form" was erroneous.
Was BNF originally considered to be a normal form in the mathematical sense?
[The N in BNF used to stand for Normal. But I don't know why. -John]
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