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[csswg-drafts] [css-syntax] "5.1 Parser Railroad Diagrams" (#3624)

From: Tab Atkins Jr. via GitHub <sysbot+gh@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 19:40:03 +0000
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tabatkins has just created a new issue for https://github.com/w3c/csswg-drafts:

== [css-syntax] "5.1 Parser Railroad Diagrams" ==
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**Raffaello Giulietti said:**

> In section "5.1 Parser Railroad Diagrams", railroads diagrams are 
> compared to (presumably finite) state-machines and regular expressions. 
> This is misleading: neither regular expressions nor finite 
> state-machines have the same expressive power as the railroad diagrams 
> used in section 5.1 (regular versus context-free languages).
> 
> Drop the comparision in section 5.1.
> 
> Note, though, that the analogous description in section "4.1 Token 
> Railroad Diagrams" is correct in that particular situation (although not 
> valid in general).

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**Simon Sapin said:**

> Fixed, thanks!
> 
> I thought of rephrasing the comparison to make it correct, but it didn’t 
> bring much anyway so I dropped it as you suggested.

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