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When developing Prolog source that has to be maintained for a longer period or is developed by a ---possibly distributed--- team some basic quality mechanisms need to be adopted. A shared and well designed codingstyle Covington et al., 2012 is one of them. In addition, documentation of source-files and their primary interfaces as well as a testing framework must be established.
In our view, hitherto existing documentation and testing frameworks fell short realising the basic needs in a lightweight and easy to adopt system. To encourage consistent style, well commented code and test-assisted development, we make sure that
First, we describe the documentation system we developed for SWI-Prolog. In section 11 we motivate our main choices.