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Every time I've started to learn prolog, I feel like it's too much about the language and nothing about the environment.

I realize that prolog is a language, but it's much harder to learn things when they are purely abstract. A good implementation and a good library go a long way.

I don't have a problem with non-mainstream languages. I like erlang.

I tried learning haskell, too. I didn't get hung up on monads; I ran into a wall when I found out there was no good way to use haskell as an embedded language or call a haskell library from something else without pulling in a big runtime (which interferes with non-trivial host applications). Correct me if I'm wrong.

We use Sicstus Prolog, which we connect to .Net by a provided set of interface-classes

It also has a bi-directional interface to Java, but Sicstus is unfortunately neither free nor cheap

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