SYNOPSISpolygen [options] sources
DESCRIPTIONPolygen is a powerful tool for creating gratuitous nonsense according to a grammar definition, that is following custom syntactical and lexical rules.
Formally, it is an interpreter of a language itself designed to define languages, where to interpret means executing a source program in real time and eventually outputting its result.
Here a source program is a grammar definition, the execution consists in the exploration of such grammar by selecting a random path and the result is the sentence built on the way.
Though PolyGen is quite a serious piece of software then, what else would be more noble for it than being used as a parody tool for linguistical habits, stereotypes and trends of this foolish era?
Principles of parody are focusing a ridiculous topic and eventually abstracting its rules and schemes (here in terms of a grammar definition) by which reproducing it through the variatio device.
And randomization is perfect at this purpose thanks to its purely asemantic behaviour =:)
OPTIONSPlease run polygen without parameters for an explanation on how to run polygen.
This manpage has been generated after instructions given by Enrico Zini <[email protected]>.