Quick Start with Elisa  

Using Development System Demo's


Language Description

1. Lexical Elements
2. Basic Data Types and Expressions
3. Definitions
4. Streams
5. Backtracking
6. Statements and Special Expressions
7. Arrays

8. Lists
9. Descriptors
10. Components
11. Collections
12. Generic Components
13. Terms
14. Categories
15. Types 

16. Built-in Definitions
17. Higher-order Definitions

18. External Interfaces


Data Structures

1. Sequences
2. Examples involving Lists
3. Trees
4. Graphs
5. Searching State Spaces
6. Language Processing
7. Knowledge Representations          



1. Multi-value Functions

2. Lists and Streams

3. Descriptors

4. Trees



Quick Start 

If you want to use Elisa, you need a Windows computer to install Elisa's Development System (EDS). EDS provides all the facilities you need for editing, compiling, linking, testing, execution and debugging of Elisa programs.

It is very simple to install EDS. By pushing the download button, the system will be installed.

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After you have downloaded the system you can activate it by double-clicking on the Elisa icon which has been installed on your desktop. The main window of Elisa's Development System will appear.

Included in the download of Elisa's Development System are a fair number of demonstration programs.   To use a program perform the following steps:

  1. Choose from the menu bar Program.
  2. Select from the list one of the programs.
  3. Open that program. The system will show you the contents of the corresponding Program Definition File. A Program Definition File has always the extension .prg. It defines which components are used by the program.
  4. Select on the toolbar the most right button. After a while a text field shows "Builds and executes the program". Push that button.
  5. The system is activated. The status bar, at the bottom of the window, shows the different stages: Compiling, Linking, Running, Ready.
  6. After the system is ready a log file is displayed. A log file has always the extension .log. The log file shows the input and the output of the program.

When you have seen the log file you are ready for a next step.


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