May 26, 2018
Free Prolog compiler
GNU Prolog is a free Prolog compiler with constraint solving over finite domains developed by Daniel Diaz.
GNU Prolog accepts Prolog+constraint programs and produces native binaries like gcc does from a C source. The obtained executable is then stand-alone. The size of this executable can be quite small since GNU Prolog can avoid to link the code of most unused built-in predicates. The performances of GNU Prolog are very encouraging comparable to commercial systems.
Beside the native-code compilation, GNU Prolog offers a classical interactive interpreter top-level with a debugger.
The Prolog part conforms to the ISO standard for Prolog with many extensions very useful in practice global variables, OS interface, sockets,….
GNU Prolog also includes an efficient constraint solver over Finite Domains FD. This opens contraint logic pogramming to the user combining the power of constraint programming to the declarativity of logic programming.