I am about to finish a short article on SYB in Prolog.

Deadline seems to be in 30 hours from now.

If anyone has suggestions, I'd appreciate it.





Scrap Your Boilerplate---Prologically!

Status (30 June 2009)
Paper available in draft form.
Code distribution not yet available online.


Ralf Lämmel


``Scrap Your Boilerplate'' (SYB) is an established style of generic functional programming. The present paper reconstructs SYB within the Prolog language with the help of the univ operator and higher-order logic programming techniques. We pay attention to the particularities of Prolog. For instance, we deal with traversal of non-ground terms. We also develop an alternative model of SYB-like traversal based on metaprogramming. This generative, type-driven model is also amenable to type-driven optimization.


Scrap Your Boilerplate, Haskell, Prolog, Stratego.


Bibtex entry
author = "Ralf L{\"a}mmel",
title = "{Scrap Your Boilerplate---Prologically!}",
booktitle = "Proceedings of the 11th ACM SIGPLAN international conference on Principles and practice of declarative programming",
publisher = ACM,
year = 2009,
note = "6 pages"