3.11 SICStus Prolog IDE
SICStus Prolog IDE, also known as SPIDER, is an Eclipse-based
development environment for SICStus with many powerful features.
SPIDER was added in SICStus Prolog 4.1 and is described on its own site,
Some of the features of SPIDER are:
- Semantic Highligting
- Code is highlighted based on semantic properties such as singleton
- On-the-fly warnings
- The editor flags things like calls to undefined predicates, incorrect
use of directives, missing declarations, ...
- Pop-up documentation
- Predicate documentation is parsed on-the-fly and shown when the mouse is hovering
over a call. This works for both built-in and user-defined predicates.
- Open Definition
- Clicking on a called predicate can bring up its source code.
- Document outline
- The predicates in a file are shown in an outline. They can be
alphabetically sorted and non-exported predicates can be hidden from the
- Variable Bindings in Debugger
- The debugger shows the names and values of variables.
- Debugger Backtrace
- Backtrace is shown and there are buttons for common debugger actions
(Step Over, Step Out, Redo, ...).
- Source Code Debugging
- Source-linked debugging. Works also for code that has no recorded
source info, like the SICStus library.
- Prolog Toplevel
- The ordinary toplevel is still available, including the traditional
- Works With Existing Code
- No need to reorganize your code, SPIDER can work with your existing
- Powered by Eclipse
- Eclipse provides many features for free, like support for other
programming languages, revision control, and much more.
Some of these features can be seen in the following screen shot.
Some Features of SPIDER
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