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       boolstuff - Disjunctive Normal Form boolean expression C++ library


       g++ prog.cpp -lboolstuff


       boolstuff  is  a  C++  library  that contains an algorithm to convert a boolean expression
       binary tree into the Disjunctive Normal Form.  The NOT operator is  supported.   A  C  API
       covers most of the library's functionality.

       The  Disjunctive  Normal  Form  is  an ORing of ANDed terms.  In other words, if the OR is
       considered an additive operation and the AND a multiplicative operation, then the DNF is a
       sum of products.

       For example, the DNF of the expression a&(b|c) is a&b|a&c

       The  DNF eliminates parentheses and provides a normalized form of the original expression.
       This normalized form is easier to execute.

       The DNF produced by BoolStuff is devoid of any "useless" terms,  which  are  always  false
       (e.g.,  x&y&!x),  but  the  terms  that form the DNF are not necessarily simplified (e.g.,
       x&y&x).  When executing an expression in DNF, it is recommended  to  obtain  the  list  of
       terms  and then to obtain the set of variables used in each term.  In the case of the term
       x&y&x, the set will only contain x once.


       The  library's  source  archive  comes  with  an  example  program  (in   the   'examples'
       subdirectory) and with two testing programs (in the src/boolstuff subdirectory).


       This  program is free software; you may redistribute it under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License.  This program has absolutely no warranty.


       Pierre Sarrazin

       See the BoolStuff Home Page:

       Comments are welcome.


       Version 0.1.x is an unstable  development  version.   The  programming  interface  of  the
       library  and  the  command-line  options  of the accompanying commands are not necessarily
       fixed.  The documentation has not been reviewed for completeness.


       George Boole (1815-1864) is an English mathematician who helped establish modern  symbolic
       logic  and  whose  algebra of logic, now called Boolean algebra, is basic to the design of
       digital computer circuits.

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