Re: [Q] Basic Terminology Questions
6 Jan 2001 22:12:56 -0500

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Date: 6 Jan 2001 22:12:56 -0500
References: 01-01-017
Keywords: parse
Posted-Date: 06 Jan 2001 22:12:56 EST

    "Michael Peterson" <> wrote:
> For example, in the JavaCC distribution there is a very simple
> grammar called Simple1. In the description of this grammar (and the
> others, also), the words "terminals" and "non-terminals" are used to
> name what, to my naive eye, look like, well, simple rules.

What's confusing you is that there are two levels of rules.

One level defines character sequences as a symbol. This symbol is a

Nonterminals are names of rules composed of terminals and
nonterminals. They aren't supposed to make references to characters.

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