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The Conceptual Model and the Design Model

The main benefit of constraint logic programming over other platforms for solving combinatorial problems is in the closeness between the conceptual model and the design model. ECLiPSe takes full advantage of this by offering facilities to choose different annotations of the same conceptual model to achieve design models which, whilst syntactically similar, can have radically different behaviour.

Joachim Schimpf
Wed Sep 3 18:07:19 BST 1997