I am considering asking a question along the lines of 'How could I best describe a void or never type in a formal language specification?'

However I thought that may be more of an English question than a technical question.

Should questions about writing a language specification (a document that details the features, syntax, standard library, and requirements of a programming language) be considered on-topic? What are the guidelines for asking such questions?


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Writing the specification is a essential part of language design. As long as it's about best describing technical concepts.

If your questions starts being more about grammar or presentation it might fit better on another site.


In my opinion, that should be the central focus of a website about programming language design. In my vocabulary, programming language design simply means to write its specification in a sensible way.


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