Input and Output

  • William F. Clocksin
  • Christopher S. Mellish

Abstract

Thus far, the only means we have seen of providing information to a Prolog program has been by asking questions of the Prolog system. Also, the only method of finding out what a variable stands for at some point in the satisfaction of a goal has been by asking a question in such a way that Prolog will print out the answer in the “X = answer” form. Much of the time, such direct interaction with questions is all that is required to ensure that a program is working properly. However, for many occasions it is useful to write a Prolog program that initiates a conversation with you by itself.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • William F. Clocksin
    • 1
  • Christopher S. Mellish
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer LaboratoryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeEngland
  2. 2.Cognitive Studies ProgrammeUniversity of SussexBrightonEngland

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