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Re: FYI: timbl and bijan chatting about running code, closure, etc.

From: Jim Hendler <hendler@cs.umd.edu>
Date: Wed, 8 Oct 2003 19:07:26 -0400
Message-Id: <p05200f19bbaa47dde289@[68.27.160.247]>
To: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>, public-sw-meaning@w3.org

At 4:16 PM -0500 10/8/03, Dan Connolly wrote:
>FYI, TimBL and Bijan are chatting right now.
>
>  irc.freenode.net port 6667 channel #rdfig
>  irc://irc.freenode.net:6667/rdfig
>
>Bijan and I thought a heads-up is in order.
>
>Some notes may accrue at
>http://rdfig.xmlhack.com/2003/10/08/2003-10-08.html#1065647601.750626
>
>As always you're welcome to join.
>
>
>--
>Dan Connolly, W3C http://www.w3.org/People/Connolly/



Interestingly, I note the log seems to include a fair amount on the 
issue of whether the p in "s p o" is somehow more important than the 
s and o.  This is one Bijan and I disagree strongly on -- the little 
bit of logic programming training I cling to always started by saying 
the Predicates are more important than the constants or variables 
they refer to for determining how the program runs -- that is
  P(x,y).
  P(x,y) :- Q(x,z), R(z,BIJAN).
would be mainly dependent on P, Q, R -- BIJAN would just be a 
database lookup, or would require looking for a rule with respect to R
  thus, when I taught Prolog, I taught a lot about design of the 
predicates, and nothing about the design of the constants except 
"they must bind"

DanC that might be the intuition you are looking for...
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