[Haskell-cafe] Learn Prolog...

Hans van Thiel hthiel.char at zonnet.nl
Sun Sep 2 13:33:02 EDT 2007

On Sun, 2007-09-02 at 08:24 -0500, Bill Wood wrote:
> As to whether Prolog is "dead" or not, it depends on your definition of
> "dead".  Three years ago (not ten!) I made my living maintaining and
> developing a large application written in Prolog.  That was actually an
> interesting experience, since one of the performance drivers was speed.
> As a result code was being perpetually tuned toward less
> non-determinism.  
I've been following the discussion with interest, and I wonder what
heppened to Gõdel, which promised to be a successor of Prolog. See the
link for features, but http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~bowers/goedel.html 
was last updated in 1995. Does anybody know more?

Hans van Thiel
> To Jerzy's point -- I strongly believe that learning a language like
> Prolog is a good idea for two reasons -- first, it adds another tool to
> the programmer's toolkit, and second, it enlarges the programmer's view
> of ways to think about solving problems.
>  -- Bill Wood

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