Source: minizinc
Section: devel
Priority: optional
Maintainer: Kari Pahula
Build-Depends: cdbs, debhelper (>= 9), cmake, flex, bison, flatzinc, latexmk, texlive-latex-recommended
Standards-Version: 4.1.3
Homepage: http://www.minizinc.org/
Package: minizinc
Architecture: any
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, ${misc:Depends}, flatzinc (>= 5.1.0-1)
Description: constraint modelling language and tool chain
MiniZinc is a medium-level constraint modelling language. It is
high-level enough to express most constraint problems easily, but
low-level enough that it can be mapped onto existing solvers easily
and consistently. It is a subset of the higher-level language Zinc.
.
MiniZinc is designed to interface easily to different backend
solvers. It does this by transforming an input MiniZinc model and
data file into a FlatZinc model. FlatZinc models consist of variable
declaration and constraint definitions as well as a definition of the
objective function if the problem is an optimization problem. The
translation from MiniZinc to FlatZinc is specializable to individual
backend solvers, so they can control what form constraints end up
in. In particular, MiniZinc allows the specification of global
constraints by decomposition.