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I asked if anyone knew of a table of programming languages by grammar, and the question was closed as "not a real question." I don't understand what is wrong with my question. It is specific and answerable (either "Yes, the URL is..." or "No, because..."). Why do people think it's off-topic?

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marked as duplicate by gnat, hims056, Hugo Dozois, Martijn Pieters, Lance Roberts Oct 31 '13 at 16:38

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Does this have merit in the land of CSTheory? – jcolebrand Jun 29 '11 at 17:56
I think it is a better fit for programmers, and migrated. – Won't Jun 29 '11 at 17:58
@jcolebrand: I would think so, but I'm not the expert, hence the question :) – M. Dudley Jun 29 '11 at 17:58
@jcolebrand No. Classification of programming languages by grammar is not a research topic. – Gilles Jun 29 '11 at 23:37
@Gilles ~ I figured that, but was thinking since grammar is inherently a research topic (I for one don't use it in my day job, I use the outcome of the grammar in my day job) that it might be something those guys would at least know of a resource of – jcolebrand Jun 29 '11 at 23:40

I think it could be migrated to, but I think it is not off topic.

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advice about migration is bad one, see Please stop using Programmers.SE as your toilet bowl – gnat Oct 31 '13 at 12:35
@gnat: This post is two years old. – Robert Harvey Oct 31 '13 at 17:08
@RobertHarvey I know. Added comment so that anyone stumbling upon it, even accidentally (like I did) would be fully aware that advice given in it has been considered harmful long before it was posted - canonical toilet bowl post has been written three years ago (and still remains actual) – gnat Oct 31 '13 at 20:42

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