[erlang-questions] idea: DB in Prolog application in Erlang

Thomas Lindgren <>
Sat Dec 1 17:41:16 CET 2007


--- Joe Armstrong <> wrote:

> Question:
> 
> A long time ago Erlang started as a extension to
> Prolog ...
> 
> Now Prolog is a wonderful language for querying
> databases in -
> <<forget this SQL stuff it's horrendously verbose
> compared to Prolog queries>>
> 
> So why when we talk about Erlang + an external data
> base do we
> automatically reach for an SQL data base?
> 
...
> Embedded prolog queries in Erlang would be *very*
> nice, just
> interpreting erlang variables
> as prolog logical variables.
> 
> Comments anybody?

Why not talk to Hans "Mnemosyne" Nilsson about it?

Best,
Thomas



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