Did Erlang borrow from Ada?

Thomas Lindgren <>
Fri Jun 25 12:02:33 CEST 2004


--- Tony Rogvall <> wrote:
> 
> torsdagen den 24 juni 2004 kl 16.59 skrev James
> Hague:
> 
> > That's not really true.  You can write algorthims
> in Prolog just like
> > Erlang.
> >
> Yes, but then why use Prolog ?

You still have logic variables, of course. And  why
search when there is no need for it? Where's your
programmer pride, man? :-)

> I have seen Prolog programs written by "Algol"
> programmers, they tend to
> put in cuts in the code until the backtracking stops
> :-)

You can write FORTRAN in any language ...

But, as you hint, Prolog probably suffered more than
others from never having the execution model explained
clearly enough for the beginners.

Best,
Thomas



		
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