Created on Feb. 5, 2013, 8:51 p.m. by Hevok & updated by Hevok on May 2, 2013, 5:39 p.m.

Syntax is the definition of normative structure of data. Syntax (greek syntaxis = Arrangement, Ordering) as in grammatics denotes the study of the principles and processes by which sentences are constructed in particular languages.

  • In formal languages, syntax is just a set of rules, by which well formed expressions can be created from a fundamental set of symbols (alphabet + extra characters).
  • In computer science, syntax defines the normative structure of data.

Syntax tells how to form information ad how to make valid sentences in a specific language. Syntax comes before Semantics. Semantics tells the meaning of the information that is pertained in the sentences of the syntax.


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