Haskell vs Prolog was [Haskell-cafe] Re: Is Haskell a 5GL?

Pasqualino 'Titto' Assini tittoassini at gmail.com
Tue Sep 26 06:24:16 EDT 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: haskell-cafe-bounces at haskell.org [mailto:haskell-cafe-
> bounces at haskell.org] On Behalf Of Christoph Herrmann
> Sent: 25 September 2006 21:22
> To: Max Vasin
> Cc: haskell-cafe at haskell.org
> Subject: Re: [Haskell-cafe] Re: Is Haskell a 5GL?

> What Prolog really provides concerning automatic problem solving
> is little: equation solving in term algebra; you can simulate that
> in Haskell without much effort.

Could you, or anyone else, elaborate a bit on how to emulate Prolog in

For example, I remember that in Prolog you can write a concat function that
can be used to concatenate two lists as well as to split them:

concat([1,2] ,[3,4] ,Z)         -->  Z = [1,2,3,4]
concat([1,2] ,Y     ,[1,2,3,4]) -->  Y = [3,4]

Now, that's powerful. How would you do that in Haskell?



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