vocab question

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Sat Apr 14 02:13:16 CEST 2007

"Alan G Isaac" <aisaac at american.edu> wrote in message 
news:sYWdnQwcu9EhW4LbnZ2dnUVZ_gOdnZ2d at rcn.net...
| Pardon the vocab question;
| I'm not a computer science type.
| According to the Reference Manual,
| a class defintion has the structure::
|         classdef  ::=  "class" classname [inheritance] ":" suite
| What is the entire part before the suite called?
| (Just pointing to a reference is fine & helpful,
| as long as its not an entire course on BNF.)

I call it the header for the compound statement.
Same with def f(pars):


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