By Catherine Meadows (auth.), Shriram Krishnamurthi, C. R. Ramakrishnan (eds.)
Declarative languages construct on sound theoretical bases to supply appealing frameworks for software improvement. those languages were succe- totally utilized to a wide selection of real-world events together with database m- agement, lively networks, software program engineering, and decision-support structures. New advancements in concept and implementation reveal clean possibilities. while, the appliance of declarative languages to novel difficulties increases a number of fascinating examine matters. those recognized questions comprise scalability, language extensions for program deployment, and programming environments. therefore, purposes force the growth within the thought and imp- mentation of declarative structures, and in flip bene?t from this development. The overseas Symposium on functional functions of Declarative L- guages (PADL) offers a discussion board for researchers, practitioners, and implementors of declarative languages to replace rules on present and novel software - eas and at the specifications for e?ective use of declarative platforms. The fourth PADL symposium was once held in Portland, Oregon, on January 19 and 20, 2002.