Did Erlang borrow from Ada?

Thomas Lindgren thomasl_erlang@REDACTED
Fri Jun 25 12:02:33 CEST 2004

--- Tony Rogvall <tony@REDACTED> 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.


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