Fergus Henderson wrote:|
Thanks for the research. The 0\'z form is at the bottom of one of
the swi-prolog 5.0.10 manual pages - hard to find. recursive grep is
useless to find it, seems to get all confused with the \, etc.
On 09-Jan-2004, Ron Stodden <address@hidden> wrote:
Re 4 below, I have just discovered the neat (swi-prolog) ability to
specify a literal character code in the form 0\'z.
Huh? What's with the backslash?
The ISO Prolog standard way of doing that is just "0'z",
with no backslash, e.g.
I just tried your suggested syntax in SWI-Prolog 5.0.8,
and it reported a syntax error, but it accepted the ISO Prolog
syntax just fine.
The syntax.html page of that manual specifies the correct 0'z notation,
and it works in both gprolog and swi-prolog. The 0\'z form gives a
syntax error in both.
I would also have tried it in your Mercury product, but it seems not to
be downloadable in the RPM format. That's necessary if you want
the public to take Mercury seriously. I would greatly like to
support an Australian logic programming tool - see my sig <g>.
The backslash form (escaping the ') should work also, but does not,
that's possibly a bug. Escaping it may have been a forlorn attempt
to prevent editor highlighting of it as starting an unterminated
Except in editing, where kwrite under Prolog
highlighting wrongly takes the ' as the start of a quote.
Use a better editor, or at least a better Prolog mode. Any good editor
designed for editing Prolog code that supports syntax highlighting should
be able to properly tokenize Prolog.
Not 100% true in my experience - both have extensions (and are
therefore ISO non-compliant) which are incompatible with each other.
Edinburgh compatibility is also part of the picture.
Unfortunately, I cannot locate any similar facility in GNU Prolog.
GNU Prolog supports the ISO Prolog syntax just like SWI Prolog 5.0.8.
Ron. [Melbourne, Australia]
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