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Re: Storing data and code in a Db with LISP-like interface

From: Jan Hidders <hidders_at_gmail.com>
Date: 14 Apr 2006 05:19:06 -0700
Message-ID: <1145017146.895674.155510@u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com>


x wrote:
> "Jan Hidders" <hidders_at_gmail.com> wrote in message
> news:1144856504.413527.93360_at_u72g2000cwu.googlegroups.com...
> >
> > Nick Malik [Microsoft] wrote:
>
> > > Aren't you basically reinventing Prolog or one of its variants? The
> notion
> > > of code in a database where the code modifies itself as part of the data
> > > management is fundamental to Prolog.
>
> > Prolog? Didn't you mean Lisp, or some other functional programming
> > language that allows you to manipulate functions? I wouldn't
> > immediately associate Prolog with "manipulate code as data". Could be
> > me, of course. :-)
>
> There are Prolog variants that allow one to dinamically assert/retract
> clauses not just facts.

Of course, but that doesn't make Prolog a typical example of a programming language for dynamic programming.

Received on Fri Apr 14 2006 - 07:19:06 CDT

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