The Integration of Functions into Logic Programming: A Survey

Michael Hanus

Technical Report MPI-I-94-201, Max-Planck-Institut fuer Informatik

Also appeared in Journal of Logic Programming, Vol.~19\&20, 1994, pp.~583--628

Functional and logic programming are the most important declarative programming paradigms, and interest in combining them has grown over the last decade. Early research concentrated on the definition and improvement of execution principles for such integrated languages, while more recently efficient implementations of these execution principles have been developed so that these languages became relevant for practical applications. In this paper we survey the development of the operational semantics as well as the improvement of the implementation of functional logic languages.

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