Constraint Logic Programming: Selected Research by Frédéric Benhamou, Alain Colmerauer

By Frédéric Benhamou, Alain Colmerauer

Constraint good judgment programming, the thought of computing with partial details, is turning into famous as a manner of dramatically enhancing at the present iteration of programming languages. This assortment offers the simplest of present paintings on all features of constraint good judgment programming languages, from idea via language implementation.

starting within the mid-1980s constraint good judgment programming turned a robust and crucial theoretical idea whose first useful program was once the improvement of effective programming languages in response to Prolog. Benhamou and Colmerauer have taken care to demonstrate the robust hyperlinks among present examine and present CLP languages. the 1st a part of the ebook specializes in major theoretical stories that suggest basic versions for constraint programming, and the 2 following components boost present rules on topics derived from those languages (numerical constraints, Booleans, and different finite domains). The concluding half on CLP language layout gathers paintings on unique constraints and on top-level implementation.

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