Re: [eclipse-clp-users] tabular logic programming

From: Kish Shen <kisshen_at_...5...>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 15:10:07 +0100
Benedict Kavanagh wrote:
> Dear all,
> 
> I read the web page listing Eclipse's features but I'm not sure if it 
> can do what I want. Is it possible to perform tabular logic programming 
> using the features of eclipse? In particular if wanted to write a left 
> recursive DCG grammar could I get eclipse to suspend identical recursive 
> calls and feed them with results as they come in as can be done with 
> OLDT resolution in systems like XSB, B-Prolog, and YapTab (extension to 
> Yap)?
> 
> Thanks!
> Ben
> 
> 
Hi Ben,

ECLiPSe does not provide explicit support for tabling. My understanding 
is that tabling is generally supported by extensions to the Prolog 
system at a very low level (the abstract machine), and there are no such 
extensions in ECLiPSe.

I don't know enough about tabling to say how much the features of 
ECLiPSe can help you to program tabling like behaviour in ECLiPSe at the 
ECLiPSe level. You can do a form of memoisation using the store 
non-logical storage feature of ECLiPSe -- this is described in the 
Stores section of the User manual:

http://www.eclipse-clp.org/doc/userman/umsroot053.html

Cheers,

Kish

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