Re: BNF definitions for EDIFACT (C. Peachment)
16 Feb 1997 22:26:47 -0500

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From: (C. Peachment)
Newsgroups: comp.compilers
Date: 16 Feb 1997 22:26:47 -0500
Organization: InterLog Internet Services
References: 97-02-078
Keywords: syntax

Enrico Badella <> wrote:
>Can someone point me to the BNF or similar definitions of the EDIFACT

The official website at:

will start you with the usual EDIFACT documentation. I have not seen
anything which would suit a compiler-compiler. From my experience I
doubt that such a thing would exist. There are very few terminal
symbols in the EDI definitions; it is really just a compressible
record structure. The content is best defined by reference to one or
more lookup database(s). The record sequence and repetition count is
message type specific and the number of message types increases with
each version of the standard.

Chris Peachment

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