These directives create short paragraphs and can be used inside information units as well as normal text:
For local tables of contents, use the standard reST :dudir:`contents directive <contents>`.
Grammar production displays
Special markup is available for displaying the productions of a formal grammar. The markup is simple and does not attempt to model all aspects of BNF (or any derived forms), but provides enough to allow context-free grammars to be displayed in a way that causes uses of a symbol to be rendered as hyperlinks to the definition of the symbol. There is this directive:
The following is an example taken from the Python Reference Manual:
.. productionlist:: try_stmt: try1_stmt | try2_stmt try1_stmt: "try" ":" `suite` : ("except" [`expression` ["," `target`]] ":" `suite`)+ : ["else" ":" `suite`] : ["finally" ":" `suite`] try2_stmt: "try" ":" `suite` : "finally" ":" `suite`