Programming with Higher-Order Logic Hardback
Formal systems that describe computations over syntactic structures occur frequently in computer science.
Logic programming provides a natural framework for encoding and animating such systems.
However, these systems often embody variable binding, a notion that must be treated carefully at a computational level.
This book aims to show that a programming language based on a simply typed version of higher-order logic provides an elegant, declarative means for providing such a treatment.
Three broad topics are covered in pursuit of this goal.
First, a proof-theoretic framework that supports a general view of logic programming is identified.
Second, an actual language called Î»Prolog is developed by applying this view to higher-order logic.
Finally, a methodology for programming with specifications is exposed by showing how several computations over formal objects such as logical formulas, functional programs, and Î»-terms and ï¿½ -calculus expressions can be encoded in Î»Prolog.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 320 pages, 81 b/w illus.
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 11/06/2012
- Category: Computer programming / software development
- ISBN: 9780521879408