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# -(+Number, -Result)

Unifies the negative of Number with Result.
Number
A number.
Result
Output: a number.

## Description

This predicate is used by the ECLiPSe compiler to expand evaluable arithmetic expressions. So the call to -(Number, Result) is equivalent to
```    Result is -Number
```
which should be preferred for portability.

Result is the negative of Number.

In coroutining mode, if Number is uninstantiated, the call to -/2 is delayed until this variable is instantiated.

### Modes and Determinism

• -(+, -) is det

### Exceptions

(4) instantiation fault
Number is not instantiated (non-coroutining mode only).
(24) number expected
Number is not of a numeric type.

## Examples

```    Result is - 1.		% gives Result = -1
Result is - 5.        	% gives Result = -5
Result is - -6.2.     	% gives Result = 6.2

Result is -(1).		% gives Result = -1
Result is -(5).        	% gives Result = -5
Result is -(-6.2).     	% gives Result = 6.2
```