The plan is to implement a JIT for it; in other words, to dynamically build and execute Java classes from the source predicates, based on information (e.g. mode and type information) collected at run time. I guess this is an attempt to show that the complexity associated with static source analysis can be avoided. My supervisor is Andrew Taylor at CSE, UNSW.
The source is available: prolog.tar.gz. Be aware that it is a work in progress and is therefore likely to undergo radical (unannounced) change. Please scan the source files for clues as to what makes the parser happy, limitations, what to do with pre-compiled predicates, etc. Any and all feedback is welcomed.
Please note that the compiler is almost completely broken - as is usual with thesis projects, a prototype that runs a few examples is the most that can be hoped for.
There' a jarball of BCEL
included, but you'll need to make sure the
gnu directories are accessible
The startup script (run) will need to be hacked so that the CLASSPATH variable is set appropriately. If you want to rebuild from the source, the GNUMakefile supplied does the job if you have GNU make.
Prolog Interpreter and JIT Compiler. Copyright (C) 2000 Peter Gammie (firstname.lastname@example.org) This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Library General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This library is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Library General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU Library General Public License along with this library; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA