RE: A Standard BNF -- Not Unless we Understand why there are So Many
Hmmm! Maybe it's time to consider migrating to an approach to language definition for which there is a standard: XML. I suspect it would be trivial to produce an XKIF that would enable standard XML parsers to import KIF files. Maybe KIF could become a mainstream language for business logic.
Whoa! What was in that coffee I just drank?
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> I believe that there is a standard for BNF in the form of EBNF (Extended BNF)
> as defined in ISO 14977. My undertsanding is that this grew out of an attempt
> to address the shortcomings in BNF that had led a number of people/organisations
> to "roll their own".
> Chris Angus
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