Declarative Output by Ordering Text Pieces

Stefan Brass
Most real-world programs must produce output. If a deductive database is used to implement database application programs, it should be possible to specify the output declaratively. There is no generally accepted, completely satisfying solution for this. In this paper we propose to specify an output document by defining the position of text pieces (building blocks of the document). These text pieces are then ordered by their position and concatenated. This way of specifying output fits...