[plt-scheme] forward-chaining?

From: Matthias Felleisen (matthias at ccs.neu.edu)
Date: Thu Jun 9 09:39:28 EDT 2005

On Jun 9, 2005, at 9:20 AM, karczma at info.unicaen.fr wrote:

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> Matthias Felleisen comments my reaction to:
>>>> I've read the term and have only a loose understanding of
>>>> the concept of forward chaining. [...]
>>>> I'll look for this on wikipedia. Is there a better or an
>>>> other site that discusses this?
>>> Absolutely. In fact this is a very bad place, despite the fact
>>> that all people are fabulous, competent, and helpful, and
>>> I *am* sincere. This has nothing to do with Scheme, but with 
>>> problem-solving
>>> strategies, so, better adapted to logic programming lists/
>>> newsgroups.
>> Are you sure this mailing list is less about problem solving than a 
>> prolog newsgroup? -- Matthias
> Oh, my dear... I woke-up the Guardian of the Temple!...

You did.

> I think that statistically, YES, this list is less about problem
> solving -- in this context: rule based systems -- than some forum 
> dealing
> with computer logic. I am the last to suggest that Scheme is 
> unsuitable,
> or whatever, but, frankly, not many issues related to the raised 
> question
> have been treated here.

None. So discussing them could be interesting, non?

> Scheme has so many different facettes...
> Did I say something harmful? Do I really deserve the death penalty?

Not yet :-)

> Jerzy K. (all relation to personages of Kafka named "K" are accidental
> but meaningful).

-- Matthias

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