BSON Parser for Prolog
Version 1.0.0 (2012-09-10)
- First release as a separate project (previously included in https://github.com/khueue/prolongo).
- Exceptions now follow:
- Nothing for now.
Clone the repository, switch to a certain release if you like (
checkout v1.0.0) and run
make to compile the necessary C libraries
and run the test suite. See the tests (*.plt) in the src folder for usage
- SWI-Prolog (tested on Mac OS X using SWI 6.0.2)
- ANSI C compiler (modify Makefile if not GCC) (tested on Mac OS X using Clang)
Licensed under the MIT license which can be found in the file
LICENSE in the project root.
- Use empty imports (use_module(mymodule, )) in order to not pollute the namespace.
- Always use module prefixes (mymodule:predicate(...)) in order to clarify where things are coming from.
- Always use the "made-up" module prefix "core:" when calling built-in predicates. This is completely unnecessary, and doesn't even work in all cases, but I think it is a good idea as long as it doesn't cause any problems. This decision may need to be revised when compatibility between different Prologs is investigated.
- Avoid the if-then-else construct. It just looks ugly.
- Avoid disjunctions. They are ugly, and can be replaced by properly written helpers. Think: premises are "and", clauses are "or".
- Use cuts where appropriate, and try to keep each cut on a line by itself unless its placement is obvious and consistent in each clause. PlUnit is excellent at pointing out when tests succeed but leave choice points.
- Try to avoid spaces within lists and structures, but always use spaces between arguments.
- Predicates, atoms, etc. should use "this_naming_style" while variables should use "ThisNamingStyle".
- Try to stick to the PlDoc structure.
- If in doubt, consult: http://www.ai.uga.edu/mc/plcoding.pdf