Subset-Equational Language definition
(SEL) A declarative
language for set processing by Bharat Jayaraman with subset and equational program clauses; pattern matching
over sets (it supports efficient iteration over sets); annotations to say which functions distribute over union in which arguments (for point-wise/incremental computation over sets); defining transitive closures through circular constraints (implemented by mixed top-down/memoisation
and bottom-up strategy); meta-programming and simple higher-order programming; modest user-interface including tracing.
The SEL compiler
, written in Quintus Prolog
, generates WAM
-like code, extended to deal with set-matching, memoisation
, and the novel control structure of the language. The run-time system
is written in C
E-mail: Bharat Jayaraman .
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