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New Generation Computing

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 401–444 | Cite as

A list processing language TAO with multiple programming paradigms

  • Ikuo Takeuchi
  • Hiroshi Okuno
  • Nobuyasu Ohsato
Regular Papers

Abstract

This paper describes an interpreter-centered list processing language TAO which supports the logic programming paradigm and the object-oriented programming paradigm together with the conventional procedural programming paradigm in the framework of the Lisp language. TAO allows the user to mix these programming paradigms in solving complicated and multifaceted AI problems. The fundamentals of these programing paradigms, namely, unification, message passing and function call can nest each other in an expression. Thus, the user can use the result of a function call or a message passing in a unification straightforwardly and vice versa. TAO also supports the concurrent programming. The implementation of the TAO interpreter on a Lisp machine called ELIS achieves a remarkable efficiency.

Keywords

Multiple Programming Paradigms List Processing Language Object-oriented Programming Logic Programming 

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© Ohmsha, Ltd. and Springer 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ikuo Takeuchi
    • 1
  • Hiroshi Okuno
    • 1
  • Nobuyasu Ohsato
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrical Communication LaboratoriesNippon Telegraph and Telephone CorporationTokyo

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