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Can the language Mercury be added?

Postby cumber » Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:42 am

Would it be possible to add the logic programming language Mercury () to the competition? I'm willing to write the starter kit, but I don't want to waste the time if compiler won't be installed. There are unfortunately no binary distributions of Mercury that I'm aware of, and installing the compiler can take a little while by default.
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Re: Can the language Mercury be added?

Postby cumber » Wed Nov 02, 2011 2:49 am

No response to this? I'd love to participate, and I think Mercury would be a great language for it; it's a bit like Prolog, but with strong static type and mode checks, which leads to it being very efficiently compiled (rather than interpreted), with strong optimisations.
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Re: Can the language Mercury be added?

Postby Janzert » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:31 am

Without a binary or package for ubuntu natty available it is not very likely to be added. Now if there were several people clambering for it and at least one willing and able to do most of the work integrating it into the contest system the chances would go up considerably.
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Re: Can the language Mercury be added?

Postby cumber » Wed Nov 02, 2011 6:39 am

I'm certainly up for doing the work. Mercury is very easy to install manually on Ubuntu (it just takes a while if you leave all the default options on). But I understand that it would still require some investment of time and effort, and if I'm the only person asking for it that's not very attractive.
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