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      [a-z A-Z] [a-z A-Z 0-9 _]*
   | _ [a-z A-Z 0-9 _]+

An identifier is any nonempty ASCII string of the following form:


  • The first character is a letter
  • The remaining characters are alphanumeric or _


  • The first character is _
  • The identifier is more than one character, _ alone is not an identifier
  • The remaining characters are alphanumeric or _