ISO standard BNF

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14 Apr 2004 00:27:10 -0400

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From: A Johnstone <>
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 14 Apr 2004 00:27:10 -0400
Organization: Royal Holloway, University of London
Keywords: parse
Posted-Date: 14 Apr 2004 00:27:10 EDT

There is an ISO standard EBNF (ISO/IEC 14977:1996(E), see
It contains some unhappy features, such as the iuse of , as
a concatenation operator and allowing nonterminal names with
spaces in them.

Has anybody ever used this version of EBNF, or ever seen it used
in a book or paper?

Dr Adrian Johnstone, Senior Lecturer in Computing, Computer Science Dep,
Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, England.
Email Tel:+44(0)1784 443425 Fax:+44(0)1784 439786

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