Compiling ER Specifications into Declarative Programs

by Bernd Braßel, Michael Hanus, Marion Müller

Proc. of the 17th Workshop on Logic-based Methods in Programming Environments (WLPE'07), pp. 31-46, 2007

This paper proposes an environment to support high-level database programming in a declarative programming language. In order to ensure safe database updates, all access and update operations related to the database are generated from high-level descriptions in the entity-relationship (ER) model. We propose a representation of ER diagrams in the declarative language Curry so that they can be constructed by various tools and then translated into this representation. Furthermore, we have implemented a compiler from this representation into a Curry program that provides access and update operations based on a high-level API for database programming.

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