[Uk-lispers] Miscellaneous tidbits
noelwelsh at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 16 01:16:07 PDT 2004
--- Donald Fisk <hibou at onetel.com> wrote:
> The language was invented by Bob Kowalski in 1974 and
> first implemented by Alain Colmerauer in 1973.
An inability to handle state, and hence time, is a common
criticism of functional and logic language. But it looks
like this version of Prolog licked the problem!
(You are correct -- a quick Google reveals the ideas behind
Prolog germinated at Edinburgh but the first implementation
was at Marseilles)
> Pop2 and its successor Pop11 were developed at Edinburgh,
> though, and the de-facto standard dialect of Prolog (but
> not the language itself).
Cool. I didn't know that.
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