Which of these have syntax

@jordyd I voted for all four but I'm least confident in musical notation. mathematical notation is marginal too, but I think anything with order of operations must as-such have some level of syntactic structure.


@byttyrs I would argue that mathematical notation has approximately as much syntax as programming languages, tho it's in an odd position because it's not nearly as formal as for programming languages and tends to be more fluid. It also has a "two dimensional" component to it, which to me is syntactic insofar as it can be translated into a "flat" version which ticks all the boxes of a formal syntax. But this is all like, from a CS perspective

@byttyrs For musical notation I haven't the slightest idea lmao

@jordyd I'd agree, and 2D-ness doesn't seem like such an obstacle to me given that the highly-canonical linguistic syntax of signed languages is 3D; simultaneity is a part of syntax, although it's one that can be hard to model and parse

@byttyrs That is fascinating to me cause I only know syntax in a very specific context and dimensions do not really make sense in that context

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