transformation stuff and ISO Prolog

Bart DEMOEN bimbart at
Thu Feb 20 10:26:27 AEDT 1997

JW wrote:

> Maybe this is why the transformation stuff is left out of the
> ISO Prolog standard : nobody was able to define exactly what it
> should do.

Too many people were able to define exactly what it should do,
but the definitions were not quite the same :-)

That is not the whole reason however. Such transformation stuff was
considered part of an environment rather than of the language itself - same
reason why an interactive toplevel and debugging were left out of
the standard.

Bart Demoen

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