* Jeffrey Brent McBeth <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> [02-25-05 20:02]:
> Prolog can't be that old.  I did tons of programming in it, and I'm a
> spring chicken :)

A Brief History of Prolog
Prolog evolved out of research at the University of Aix-Marseille back in
the late 60's and early 70's. Alain Colmerauer and Phillipe Roussel, both
of University of Aix-Marseille, colaborated with Robert Kowalski of the
University of Edinburgh to create the underlying design of Prolog as we
know it today. Kowalski contributed the theoretical framework on which
Prolog is founded while Colmerauer's research at that time provided means
to formalize the Prolog language. 

1972 is referred to by most sources as the birthdate of Prolog. Since its
birth it has branched off in many different dialects. Two of the main
dialects of Prolog stem from the two Universities of its origin:
Edinburgh and Aix-Marseille. At this time the first Prolog interpreter
was built by Roussel. The first Prolog compiler was credited to David
Warren, an expert on Artificial Intelligence at the University of

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