[Bibjson-dev] Railroad diagrams for BibJSON
pm286 at cam.ac.uk
Tue May 31 17:33:24 BST 2011
On Tue, May 31, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Richard Jones <richard at cottagelabs.com>wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> At the Symplectic user conference last week, Peter and I were chatting
> with John Salter, a developer from the University of Leeds, who is
> also a big JSON fan. He proposed that one of the big successes of
> JSON is that it can be described with a couple of diagrams on a single
> sheet of paper (see http://www.json.org/), and that it would be good
> if BibJSON could do the same.
> Now, I'm not sure whether this really fits onto a single sheet of
> paper, or if it has the same simplicity as the JSON definition, but
> here's a first stab at it (see attached).
> These are railroad diagrams, which have been generated automatically
> from some BNF that I wrote to explore the idea. The BNF is also
> attached - there are two versions in that file, one of which is a bit
> long winded, and one which I compressed to make smaller diagrams.
> The diagrams aren't as nifty as the JSON ones - I happen to know that
> they were produced by hand in visio, and we could do something similar
> when we're happy with the definition.
Should go on BJ page - not sure they should go in the paper. They are a bit
advanced for mainstream scientists.
Please all look at BJ paper...
I have selected about 8 terms which I think are a "minimal set" for BJ4STM
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