[clug] *BNF to diagrams: any suggested tools?
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Thu Sep 9 13:04:55 UTC 2021
On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 11:06 PM steve jenkin via linux
<linux at lists.samba.org> wrote:
> Anyone have a favourite command line tool for converting syntax definition files into diagrams?
> I’ve seen other compiler tools requiring Java: lots of overhead for command line.
> 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
Way back in my undergraduate days, I used the LaTeX rail package
(https://www.ctan.org/pkg/rail) to generate railroad diagrams from BNF
for a user guide for a language we had written.
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