Reading Programming Languages Docs

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is/are there any standards or general ways or rules to read programming languages documentations? Is learning back-Naur form will do any good in this?

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gangrel

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Not really, at least not for me. BN shows structure aspects that aren't really important for a user of the language.

I doubt there's any rules per se, because different languages' core principles lend themselves to different presentations.
 

MarkW

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While there are some similarities between some programming languages, they are generally very different from each other. Some make you define variable types, some do not. Some let you change variable types after they are defined, some do not.

It literally is very much like spoken languages. There are no rules set in stone. Similarities exist, but not in all or even most languages.
 
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