Mercury is a logic/functional programming language which combines the clarity and the expressiveness of declarative programming with advanced static analysis and error detection features.
The Mercury compiler has a number of different backends and works on different operating systems. Specific information is contained in individual README files:
Bootstrapping discusses how to get Mercury installed.
This is important as the Mercury compiler is written in Mercury.
C Low-level backend
This backend works well with GCC but also works with:
High-level backend targets
See the current release notes for the latest stable release. The history file is relevant if you want to find out more about the past development of Mercury. News lists any current or future enhancements (but this isn't always up-to-date). The limitations file lists a number of ways in which the Mercury implementation does not yet meet its goals.
Information for developers
If you are considering contributing to the Mercury project the website contains some documents that may be helpful. These include a document about contributions in general and specific information about contributing such as coding styles.
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