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Now let’s change the program. The predicate should succeed only if the customer is a valid customer with a good credit rating, the item is in stock, and the quantity ordered is less than the quantity in stock.

Notice the order of the symbols in the greater or equal than and less than or equal operators. Sample source code for each of the programs is included in the appendix. You should create a source file for the game, and enter the tutorisl from the book as you go. However, arithmetic does not fit nicely into the logical scheme of things.

The following example illustrates a Prolog program that prints a report of all the known mortals. As such, it approaches the ideal of executable program specifications. Jargon With any field of knowledge, the critical concepts of the field are embedded in the definitions of its technical terms.

Prolog is turorial adept at supporting top-down or inside-out program development. This appendix contains sample versions of the four programs described in the book. Along the way there will be diversions where the same commands are rewritten using a different approach for comparison. In our sample program we saw three examples of predicates. The terrifying obstacle between you and success is a dark room.


One of the final tasks will be putting together prloog top-level command processor. First add some more philosophers to the ‘mortal’ source in order to make the report more interesting.

The Nani is your security blanket. Then select File Save from the menu.

Puzzle is only called from goto for this reason. One is code, meant to be entered in a source file, and the other is interactions with the listener. Two predicates with the same name and different arity are considered to be different ptolog. This is done automatically by Prolog. Select File New File, and enter the name of your file, ‘mortal.

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Go back to the edit rutorial and add the line. Occasionally a topic will be covered that is critical to Prolog but has little application in Nani Search. You should also create source amzl for the other three programs covered in the exercises.

Almost every concept in Prolog can be referred to by synonymous terms. We will start with the Nani Search logicbase and quickly move into the commands that examine that logicbase.

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One of the terms has a procedural flavor, and the other a data flavor. Each is amzzi by its name and a number called arity.

This book is designed to be used with a Prolog listener, and will guide you through the building of four applications. Once you’ve loaded the program, try the following Prolog queries.

You can also consult a Prolog source file directly from the listener prompt like this. The game will be implemented from the prologg up, because that fits better with the order in which the topics will be introduced. We can’t expect the user to type the name in quotes. In classical logic we might say “All people are mortal,” or, rephrased for Prolog, “For all X, X is mortal if X is a person.


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There will be two types of example code throughout the book. The arguments should be customer, item, and quantity. In Prolog the normally clear distinction between data and procedure becomes blurred. On backtracking it is unassigned. Each chapter will call for the addition of more and more predicates to the game. Appendix This appendix contains sample versions of the four programs described in the book. You should see a message indicating that pro,og source file, ‘mortal. A programmer also needs to manipulate the built-in control structure of Prolog in order for the program to execute as desired.

For this reason, Prolog provides the built-in predicate ‘is’ that evaluates arithmetic expressions.

Note that the syntax of calling the report code is the same as the syntax used for posing the purely logical queries. Go back to the edit window and add the line person plato.

The adventure game is called Nani Search.

Here is how to use Prolog as a calculator. Your mission is to find the Nani.

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