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BNF Basics

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Nice treatment of an unfamiliar topic. I had figured out most of what the syntax/convention was before reading this but didn't know it had a name and defined rules.

<opinion type="humble">The SQL team wrighting BOL should include a link to understanding the BNF convention as a part of BOL. Kind of like you get with a book where they spell out "conventions used in this book".</opinion>

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Paul Hunter (8/13/2009)
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<opinion type="humble">The SQL team wrighting BOL should include a link to understanding the BNF convention as a part of BOL. Kind of like you get with a book where they spell out "conventions used in this book".</opinion>
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Agreed.

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I really enjoyed and appreciated this article. there is not a lot of information about EBNF around and this was really useful. I seem to remember that these diagrams were in the original Sybase documentation before Microsoft bought the product to turn it into SQL Server, and it has somehow hung on, unloved.


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