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Wild_LIFE definition


Logic, Inheritance, Functions and Equations
parts: interpreter, manual, tests, libraries, examples
Paradise Project, DEC Paris Research Laboratory.
(ftp://gatekeeper.dec.com/pub/plan/Life.tar.Z) - Wild_LIFE interpreter from Paradise project at DEC's Paris Research Lab
LIFE is an experimental programming language with a powerful facility for structured type inheritance. It reconciles styles from functional programming, logic programming, and object-oriented programming. LIFE implements a constraint logic programming language with equality (unification) and entailment (matching) constraints over order-sorted feature terms. The Wild_LIFE interpreter has a comfortable user interface with incremental query extension ability. It contains an extensive set of built-in operations as well as an X Windows interface.
A semantic superset of LOGIN and LeFun. Syntax is similar to prolog.
bugs:
ports: MIPS-Ultrix
Mailing list: life-request@prl.dec.com
E-mail: Peter Van Roy
(1992-12-14)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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