syntax language

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Noun1.syntax language - a language used to describe the syntax of another language
metalanguage - a language that can be used to describe languages
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Here a clear distinction is made between the object language, for instance the symbolism of logical calculus, and the metalanguage, or syntax language, used for discussing the properties of the object language.
By virtue of Godel's limitative results, a syntax language must be mathematically stronger than the object language.
Instead of some complicated syntax language, Chameleon Debugger lets the user draw the connections between objects to create complex events or breakpoints.