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If I wanted to start learning Prolog on Windows, is there any package that would integrate Prolog into Visual Studio 2010? That is, a compiler and templates and so forth for working with Prolog on Windows?

Assuming there is no flavor of Prolog targeting the .Net platform, is there a GCC Prolog compiler for Windows?

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I think this is a quite extensive list of Prolog implementations: – usoban Feb 21 '12 at 21:03
Thanks @usoban. You should post this as an answer so I can upvote it. – Onorio Catenacci Feb 21 '12 at 21:06
The .net-implementations of Prolog were toys/experiments that aren't updated any more. You will probably want to get SWI Prolog. And I don't know any Visual Studio integration for prolog, likely due to the lack of anyone using prolog. You can install and use the SWI Prolog Editor, however. – birryree Feb 21 '12 at 21:07

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After using Google for two seconds, I found the Prolog.NET project. Have a look at that. There is also this question on Stack Overflow that points to this project.

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You know @Bernard I'm not sure that sarcastic remarks are particularly helpful or necessary. I googled the Prolog.Net project myself before I posted my question but I was hoping that possibly people with more experience might give me a bit more information than a simple pointer to projects. Perhaps I should have mentioned that I had already googled and found it so my question would have been a bit clearer. You might reference birryree's comment above--that's more what I was looking for. – Onorio Catenacci Feb 21 '12 at 21:17
Next time you should be more clear. We get a lot of people on here that don't bother doing any research of their own and are just looking for a quick answer. If you have done some searching of your own, definitely specify that in your question to set yourself apart from others that do not. – Bernard Feb 21 '12 at 21:21
Apologies--you're right--I should have specified that in my question. It would have saved everyone a bit of trouble. – Onorio Catenacci Feb 21 '12 at 21:31
@OnorioCatenacci: If you have already done research on the question, it's a good idea to post what you have found and why it does not satisfy your question. It could also prompt more detailed answers. Otherwise, people will assume you're lazy. – FrustratedWithFormsDesigner Feb 21 '12 at 21:31

There's an excellent Prolog environment for windows. It's called Ubuntu on VirtualBox. I decided to stop swimming upstream when I started learning Erlang and installed Ubuntu. It's been a pleasant journey of rediscovery for me. Linux has come a long way to simplify the process of getting up and running.

I'm assuming you're going through the 7 languages in 7 weeks. While you're at it spend the time to get comfortable with Linux and Virtualization. Both can become good friends.

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Thanks Mike--I hadn't considered that possibility. – Onorio Catenacci Feb 21 '12 at 21:18
BTW if you are working through Seven languages maybe we can study together. I jumped straight to erlang (and bought the full Programming Erlang book because I'm smitten by it). – Michael Brown Feb 21 '12 at 21:22
I played with Erlang a little but I guess because I didn't have a Prolog background the syntax really annoyed me. – Onorio Catenacci Feb 21 '12 at 21:30

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