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Select File New Project on the main menu, then click on ‘Prolog’ and ‘Project’, and enter the name of your project, ‘adventure’.
Prolog jargon is a mixture of programming terms, database terms, and logic terms. Along the way there will be diversions where the same commands are rewritten using a different approach for comparison.
Enter this query in the listener. Your mission is to find the nani. You can”t turn on the cellar’ ,nl, write ‘light, but there is a flash light in the desk in the’ ,nl, write ‘office you might use.
There will be two types of example code throughout the book. You should see a prolob indicating that your source file, ‘mortal.
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You can see the following things: We can’t expect the user to type the name in quotes. Each is defined by its name and a number called arity. Note that the format of this program is the same as that used for the logical assertions.
The arity is the fixed number of arguments attributes, fields the predicate has. We will start with the Nani Search logicbase and quickly move into the commands that examine that logicbase. Enter the pro-gram in the edit window, paying careful attention to tutoral and lowercase letters and punctuation. One converts centigrade temperatures to Fahrenheit, the other checks if a temperature is below freezing. While Prolog is a fascinating language from a purely theoretical viewpoint, this book will stress Prolog as a practical tool for application development.
You have probably heard most of the terms before, but in Prolog they don’t necessarily mean what you think they mean. Logic Programming Let’s look at the simple example in more detail.
Sample program You should now be able to create and edit source files for Prolog, and be able to load and use them from a Prolog listener.
It then asserts the answer. It is getting’ ,nl, write ‘late and you”re tired, but you can”t go to sleep’ ,nl, write ‘without your Nani. One is code, meant to be entered in a source file, and the other is interactions with the listener.
In fact, the term program does not accurately describe a Prolog collection of executable facts, rules and logical relationships, so you will often see term logicbase used in this book as well. Place them after ‘person plato. The terrifying obstacle between you and success is a dark room. 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. The following example illustrates a Prolog program that prints a report of all the known mortals.
They can be used in rules as tuyorial. Here is how to use Prolog as a calculator. We can illustrate this at the highest level. On backtracking it is unassigned.
A Prolog logicbase exists in the listener’s workspace as a collection of small modular units, called predicates. Eclipse IDE, first create a project for your source files.
Now let’s change the program. This message is followed by the typical listener prompt. The arithmetic expression looks like an arithmetic expression in any other programming language. For example, at the highest level we have a Prolog program logicbase.
Each chapter will call for the addition of more and more predicates to the game. A programmer needs to do things that have nothing to do with logic, such as read and write terms. In our sample program we saw three examples of predicates. You can go to’ ,nl, write ‘other rooms, look at your surroundings, look in things’ ,nl, write ‘take things, drop things, eat things, inventory the’ ,nl, write ‘things you have, and turn things on and off.
They are similar to subroutines in conventional languages, but on a smaller scale. Then we will implement the commands that manipulate the logicbase. You should now proloy able to create and edit source files for Prolog, and be able to load and use them from a Prolog listener. Much of the book will be built around the writing of a short adventure game.