In <19990204200840(_dot_)9886(_dot_)qmail(_at_)cr(_dot_)yp(_dot_)to> "D. J.
Bernstein" <djb(_at_)cr(_dot_)yp(_dot_)to> writes:
Charles Lindsey writes:
I was working from the syntax in DRUMS
Not a good idea. The ABNF+822bis syntax is an untested computer program
in a weak, error-prone programming language.
Well, if DRUMS is going to supersede RFC822 as the official standard in
the not-too-distant future, then it had better become "a good idea"
pronto. However, I gather Pete Resnick has spotted this discussion and is
taking it up on the DRUMS list. I hope they fix it.
Yes, writing good syntax in BNF-like languages is hard work, as those of
us who have worked in program language design well know. Perhaps that is
where I developed a good nose for smelling these things out :-) .
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