I think this page needs to be extended with more graphical examples of how the cut operator works and also with detailed examples. I really think what is present is not enough to grasp the cut operator.
This article's style is very poor. E.g. the reference: Foundations of Logic Programming, Springer (1984), does not name the author. Is it John W. Lloyd? 'You depend on the proper placement of the cut operator...', who is 'you'? 220.127.116.11 (talk) 17:47, 30 November 2014 (UTC)