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XSB 2.4 Released

From: Luis Fernando Pias de Castro <luis@cs.sunysb.edu>
Date: Sat, 14 Jul 2001 03:30:11 -0400 (EDT)
To: www-rdf-interest@w3.org, xsb-announcements@sourceforge.net
Message-ID: <87itgwryh4.fsf@lfmobile.lmc.cs.sunysb.edu>

Version 2.4 of XSB, a tabled logic programming and deductive database
system has been released. You can find more information, and download
the system from

        http://xsb.sourceforge.net/

Included below are the changes for this release.


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                       Release Notes for Version 2.4
                                      
  General
  
  News
  
     * XSB now permits user programs to register hooks to be called when
       an undefined predicate is encountered. This and other (previously
       undocumented) hooks are described in the chapter titled Hooks in
       Manual Part 1.
     * The [1]XMC Model Checking System is now included as a package in
       XSB.
     * Local scheduling has been made the default scheduler.
     * Uniform interface to various file operations (chdir, isdir,
       readable, etc.) through the predicate path_sysop/2 and
       path_sysop/3 (in module file_io). See Manual, Part 2 (Script
       Utilities).
     * New string matching function, string_match/4, which extends
       str_sub/3. (string_match/4 doesn't do pattern matching - use the
       regmatch package for that). See Manual, Part 2, (String
       Manipulation).
       
  Bugfixes
  
     * Fixed subsumption bug prompted by certain uses of functors and
       lists. The bug appeared as an inability to unify a (falsely
       identified) answer with an answer template.
       
  Backward Incompatibility
  
     * The meaning of argument 3 in predicate str_sub/3 has changed. It
       still represents the position of the substring match. However,
       offsets now start from 0, like other string functions, instead of
       1.
       
  FLORA News
  
   This release of XSB contains an alpha release of a completely
   redesigned and reimplemented FLORA system (now called FLORA-2). Here
   is an incomplete list of the main new features of the system:
     * Integrates F-logic, HiLog, and Transaction Logic into one coherent
       language
     * Provides a new, flexible module system
     * Better equality maintenance and support for inheritance
     * Support for preprocessing
     * Many more enhancements
       
   We recommend that Flora users should start using Flora-2, as the
   previous version of Flora is no longer maintained and will eventually
   be deprecated.
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References

   1. http://www.cs.sunysb.edu/~lmc/
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