re: (Less than) 12 Days of Prolog - A guide + brief review of the Prolog programming language VIEW POST


Defining grammars are the least useful thing nowdays. I think Prolog needs to go in the shelf.


Prolog is not just about defining grammars. It's a full logical system that lets implement "reasoning" tasks easily. Nothing prevents using it when one faces such challenges and connect it to the rest of the application written in a more appropriate language.

You're right, most probably Prolog will not feed your kids, but knowing many languages with different root concepts (functional, oo, declarative, logical, ...) makes you a better programmer and may help to feed your kids better.


Of all the variations of Logic programming, I think only Datalog has some real use cases.


Sounds as an elaborated, balanced, competent and convincing argument.

What skill would be the most useful today? Applying bloated javascript frameworks to build more of new worthless shitty web sites?


Yes, those that would actually pay your bills and feed your children's mouth. And this is reality not exaggeration.

I don’t want to live in this reality.

Also, being fluent in fundamentals, like the aforementioned grammars, makes people to hire lawyers to handle their bills.

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