[Rd] standard naming for components of R data structures

Abby Spurdle @purd|e@@ @end|ng |rom gm@||@com
Mon Jan 6 21:18:23 CET 2020

Do you just need something on pen and paper?
(In which case, I don't see why it needs to be "standard").

Or do you need something that can be used with bison/yacc/cup/etc to
produce a parser?

On a side note, I would say that the R Language Definition is the
"standard" way.
But I do recognize that this has a different flavour to modern
language implementation *theory*.


On Tue, Jan 7, 2020 at 5:17 AM Steve Dutky <sdutky using gmail.com> wrote:
> I need to write some documentation:
> I'm looking for a standard, consistent way of referring  to the components
> and attributes of R data structures.   Googling and Stackoverflow yield a
> variety of github sites that do not seem to be particularly authoritative.
> I was hoping to find a BNF/ABNF grammar for R.
> I've looked at the output of bison -v ./R-3.6.2/src/main/gram.y but it does
> not appear helpful.
> I appreciate any suggestions for where to look or what to do.
> Thanks, Steve
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