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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Proposal #2 for BNF/EBNF markup

>| - I kept the name nt because otherwise it really clogs up the code
>Hmm. Mumble. Maybe.

Probably not worth a whole lot more debate on such a small issue, but 
while I can see <rhs> and <lhs> as well-known abbreviations, <nt> has 
the disadvantages that: (a) it will be one of the less 
self-explanatory elements in the docbook vocabulary, and (b) it 
usually stands for something else.  So I'll make one last mention of 
my preference for <nonterminal>.  I know <nt> is much more concise, 
and the point about <nonterminal> clogging up the code is well-taken, 
but if the judgment call were in my hands, I would still prefer the 
self-describing <nonterminal> to the concise <nt>.

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