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From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2002-01-16 16:05:24

At 01:18 PM 1/16/2002, Dan Nuffer wrote:

>> - I need to know EBNF notation (or an approximation of it, if only to
>> understand the concepts); do I really want to learn a new notation just

>> command line parsing, or even file parsing?
>If a programmer doesn't know EBNF, then they are missing an important
>piece of knowledge, since it's the standard for computer langauge

EBNF is useful for specifying all sorts of minor input processing, too. I
agree with Dan that it is something a well-rounded programmer would benefit
from knowing.

It's even an ISO standard (14977). See and


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