Python's BNF

MartinRinehart at MartinRinehart at
Fri Feb 29 17:16:13 CET 2008

Steve Holden wrote:
> I wish you'd stop trying to defend this code and simply admit that it's
> just a throwaway program to which no real significance should be
> attached. *Then* I'll leave you alone ;-)

You're hurting my program's feelings!

Actually, I intend to keep this program as the nice HTML version of
the BNF that it produces is a big advance over the source from
GvR. I'll rerun this from time to time to keep my BNF up to date.
A second intent was to have the next sorry coder who searched for
'Python BNF'  get a better answer than I got, which is already the

The discussion re globals is entirely academic, of course, with this
little program being merely illustrative.

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