constraint programming language

constraint programming language

[kən¦strānt ′prō‚gram·iŋ ‚laŋ·gwij]
(computer science)
A programming language in which constraints (relationships that must hold among a number of variables) are directly usable as programming constructs.
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The third part shows how the ant colony may be integrated within a constraint programming language, thus combining the expressive power of constraint programming languages, to describe problems in a declarative way, and the solving power of ant colony optimization to efficiently solve these problems.
It describes the main existing approaches for solving constraint satisfaction problems, including complete tree search approaches and metaheuristics, and shows how they can be integrated within constraint programming languages.

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