[clug] *BNF to diagrams: any suggested tools?

Brenton Ross rossb at fwi.net.au
Thu Sep 9 07:01:10 UTC 2021

I have something like that in the VICI collection.

However it's not a command line tool. You write the BNF in one panel
[it does accept dropped text] and it generates diagrams in its other
panel. You have to navigate through the productions and can export them
as SVG one at a time.


On Thu, 2021-09-09 at 16:05 +1000, steve jenkin via linux wrote:
> Anyone have a favourite command line tool for converting syntax
> definition files into diagrams?
> Wikipedia, "Syntax diagram”, points to multiple tools, some in
> Javascript.
> I’ve seen other compiler tools requiring Java: lots of overhead for
> command line.
> 	<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syntax_diagram#External_links>
> I found this tool, written in C, on github.
> Compiles and runs, though things like man pages aren’t fully
> supported.
> Seems to support a reasonable range of input files.
> 	[Docbook / XML source provided, but the Makefile not configured
> to build them.]
> KGT: Kate's Grammar Tool
> 	<https://github.com/katef/kgt>
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