"...the novelty of the GNU Prolog compilation scheme
is to translate a WAM file into a mini-assembly (MA) file...
The corresponding MA code is mapped to the assembly language
of the target machine.
In order to simplify the writing (i.e. porting) of such translators
the instruction set of
MA must be simple...
the MA language is based on 10 instructions,
mainly to handle the control of Prolog and to call a C function
...built on previous systems developed at
for Prolog and clp(FD) for constraint solving
on finite domains...(Quoted from:
The GNU Prolog System and its Implementation,
Daniel Diaz's Papers,
Philippe Codognet's Papers)
Now works under windows without Cygwin.
For an extensive overview of Prolog see J.R. Fisher's
online Prolog tutorial
that rivals "The Art of Prolog"
in breadth and depth.
There is also a Java GNU Prolog,
Posted to Logic/Declerative by jon fernquest on 9/7/02; 1:12:27 AM