Parrotlog - Parsing Prolog

For the syntax and semantics of Prolog, Parrotlog is based on a draft of the ISO/IEC Prolog standard (seeing how the actual standard costs muchos dineros).

Now, the good news are that the Prolog spec is actually an operator precedence grammar, which happens to be how NQP does its expression parsing as well. The bad news are that the spec uses term for everything, while NQP makes a distinction between terms (atomic expressions) and expressions (expressions, with or without operators). This means that I have to figure out if I should use term or EXPR whenever the spec says term. Let's see how deep the rabbit hole is.

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