Science of Computer Programming vol:84 pages:101-120
Horn Clause Programs have a natural exhaustive depth-first procedural
semantics. However, for many programs this semantics is
ineffective. In order to compute useful solutions, one needs the
ability to modify the search method that explores the alternative
Tor, a well-defined hook into Prolog disjunction, provides this ability.
It is light-weight thanks to its library approach and efficient
because it is based on program transformation.
Tor is general enough to mimic search-modifying
predicates like ECLiPSe's search/6. Moreover, Tor supports
modular composition of search methods and other hooks.
The Tor library is already
provided and used as an add-on to SWI-Prolog.