Linked by David Adams on Thu 18th Aug 2005 04:58 UTC, submitted by Phil
General Development Todd Blanchard has just released ObjectiveCLIPS (), a new open source project for Cocoa development on Mac OS X. ObjectiveCLIPS combine Cocoa and Core Data together with CLIPS (the original NASA's artificial intelligence engine) and F-Script, a high-level scripting language for Cocoa. Now, Cocoa developers can design rule-based applications around their Core Data object models. The inference engine can reason about rules and apply them when needed. ObjectiveCLIPS is easily embeddable in applications.
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RE[2]: That's so cool
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 14:11 UTC in reply to "RE: That's so cool"

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How dose this compare to prolog? Man that sucks, Prolog is a logical programming language and LISP is afunctional. Prolog isn't realy all that usefull for real world programming (exeptions like visualprolog exitst but almost nobody uses it) compared to LISP that is usefull for normal programming but few people want to use (still has more users then most niche languages).
Personaly i find it cool that you can embed F-Script in your CLISP code but I gues this will limit you terget audiece since they will need to know LISP and Smalltalk.

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RE[3]: That's so cool
by BrianH on Thu 18th Aug 2005 15:28 in reply to "RE[2]: That's so cool"
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2005-07-06

CLIPS is not CLISP. CLIPS is (judging from its web site) a rule-based AI engine quite comparable to Prolog, but with extensions for procedural or object-oriented rules.

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RE[4]: That's so cool
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 16:30 in reply to "RE[3]: That's so cool"
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<p>And CLIPS uses a LISP syntax. Apperently they wanted to emplement a production system in LISP, but because of the cost of really good LISP tools (Allegro is expensive, but very good!) and because of the difficulty of integrating LISP code with other languages, they decited to write the production system in C, but apperently they kept the LISP syntax.</p>
<p>I bet if they were implementing this today, they wouldn't have nearly as many problems, as many LISP environments have better support for integrating with other languages today than in the past.</p>

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RE[3]: That's so cool
by nelligan on Thu 18th Aug 2005 15:43 in reply to "RE[2]: That's so cool"
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2005-08-18

"Prolog isn't realy all that usefull for real world programming"
You sincerely never had to work with linguistic analyse if you said that.

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RE[4]: That's so cool
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 15:53 in reply to "RE[3]: That's so cool"
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"Prolog isn't realy all that usefull for real world programming"

You really need to get out more often!

I work at a major airline reservation system, we use prolog build and search for flight availability and pricing thousands of times a second though a database consisting of millions of flights.

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RE[4]: That's so cool
by on Thu 18th Aug 2005 17:30 in reply to "RE[3]: That's so cool"
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Nope, I have nothing to do with linguistic analysis, and even if Prolog is useful there I wouldn’t write a game or spreadsheet in it.

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