Poplog is a multi-language programming environment which
includes amongst its many features:
- The languages Pop-11, ML, Common LISP
- The ability to write mixed-language programs.
- Incremental compilation.
- A fully customisable text editor (VED) with multi-font
- A comprehensive X interface including:
- Athena, Motif, and OLIT widget set support.
- A custom Poplog widget set including a neat text-editing
widget, and an easy to use graphics widget.
- Graph drawing.
- Turtle graphics.
- High-level support for creating dialog-box based
- A multi-window X based implementation of VED (XVed).
- Complete on-line hypertext documentation for the system, along
with extensive tutorials.
Poplog has been around since 1980's and has been used extensively in
industry and academia. The following is a very small sample of
some of the systems Poplog has been used to develop:
(If there are any Poplog/Pop-11 users out there who would like
something they've developed to appear on the above list, please get in
contact with me)
You may also find the following articles of interest:
du Boulay, Mark Elsom-Cook, Tom Khabaza and Josie
Taylor: POPLOG and the
learner: An artificial Intelligence programming environment used in
education : CSRP 056.
- Steven Hardy : The POPLOG
programming system : CSRP 003.
Howard, X in the Poplog
Programming Environment, PLUG Newsletter 1992, #1.
Ian Rogers : Embedding X
into the Poplog environment : CSRP 171
- Robert M. Smith : A high
performance version of the POPLOG virtual machine: reports 1 & 2 :
- Robert Smith, Aaron
Sloman and John Gibson : POPLOG's Two-level Virtual
Machine Support for Interactive Languages : CSRP 153
- Rodrigues, M., A Poplog visual programming environment for
modelling dynamic systems behaviour, British Computer Science
ESG Conference, Cambridge. 1993.
- Some references on Pop-11.
Those interested in examining the Poplog documentation should take a look
at the rather nice Poplog Online
produced by Anthony Worrall.
Poplog runs on practically any Unix machine (including Linux), and a
Windows version is under development. For more information about Poplog
Oh yes, the author of this page worked for
Poplog for two years - so read the above with appropriate levels of