XSBTechnology Dictionary -> XSB
XSB extends the standard functionality of Prolog (being a
descendant of PSB- and SB-Prolog) to include implementations
of OLDT (tabling) and HiLog terms. OLDT resolution is
extremely useful for recursive query computation, allowing
programs to terminate correctly in many cases where Prolog
does not. HiLog supports a type of higher-order programming
in which predicate symbols can be variable or structured. This
allows unification to be performed on the predicate symbols
themselves in addition to the arguments of the predicates. Of
course, Tabling and HiLog can be used together.
ports: Sun, Solaris, NeXT, Linux, 386 BSD, IRIX, HP-UX
portability: Generally to 32-bit machines.
interpreter, preprocessor(HiLog), documentation
XSB research group / SUNY at Stony Brook
(220.127.116.11) E-mail: .