Status of the Mercury system

Z. Somogyi
F. Henderson
T. Conway
A. Bromage
T. Dowd
D. Jeffery
P. Ross
P. Schachte
S. Taylor
Department of Computer Science
University of Melbourne
Parkville, 3052 Victoria

This paper is a report on the status of the Mercury system at the time of the release of version 0.6 of the system. We intend to demonstrate the system at the workshop. The contents of this paper is as follows. Section 2 lists the main features of the language. Section 3 shows what is new in the Mercury system since release 0.5, which came out in early 1996. Section 4 gives a broad picture of the state of the implementation. Section 5 discusses the performance of the system, while section 6 lists our current and future research directions.

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