Ready to start your first Logtalk project? Follows some simple steps and advice for smooth sailing. Additional, detailed advice can be found in the Logtalk Handbook.
If you don’t have done so already when following the learning guide, start by copying the
settings-sample.lgt found at the root of the Logtalk distribution to your home directory (or any other of the searched locations; see the comments in the file itself for details), renaming it to
settings.lgt. Then, open the file on your favorite text editor and uncomment all the code snippets that you find relevant (e.g. for loading essential tools at startup like
Speaking of favorite text editor, Logtalk provides support for several text editors and some IDEs. See the
coding directory for setup details.
Further advice on Logtalk setup can be found in the
Create a directory for your application (preferably outside of the Logtalk user directory as this is updated when you update Logtalk) and copy the
loader-sample.lgt (found at the root of the Logtalk distribution) to it renamed as
loader.lgt. This source file will be the entry point for loading your application. See the comments in the file itself for guidance.
As testing is an essential part of developing an application, copy also the files
tests-sample.lgt to the application directory and rename them, respectively, to
tester.lgt will be the entry point for running your application tests, defined themselves in the
tests.lgt file. See the comments in the files themselves for guidance.