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Compiles specified file or list of files File into the specified module
- Atom or string, or list of atoms or strings.
Similar to compile/1 except that the specified file or list of files is
compiled into the specified module Module.
If the file contains no module/1 or module/3 directive,
procedures that occur in File are written to the module Module
(overwriting if necessary); the rest of the module remains unchanged. If
the file contains a module directive it works like compile/1.
If Module does not exist, compile/2 will create such a module and
compile File into it.
In addition to the exceptions listed below, any exception can occur during
compilation, because general code may be executed in directives (:-/2), file
queries (?-/2), macro transformations and inline expansion code.
Modes and Determinism
- (4) instantiation fault
- Either File or Module is not instantiated.
- (5) type error
- File is instantiated, but not to an atom or string, or a list of atoms or strings.
- (5) type error
- Module is instantiated, but not to an atom.
- (61) inconsistent tool redefinition
- A predicate that was already defined is later declared to be a tool.
- (62) inconsistent procedure redefinition
- Illegal attempt to change a predicate's properties like: tool, dynamic, demon, parallel, calling convention.
- (82) trying to access a locked module
- The module in which the clauses should be compiled is locked.
- (94) trying to redefine an existing imported procedure
- There is already am imported predicate of the same name.
- (130) syntax error: illegal head
- The head of a clause is not an atom or a compound term.
- (131) syntax error: illegal goal
- A subgoal in the body of a clause is not an atom, a compound term or a variable.
- (134) procedure clauses are not consecutive
- The clauses of a procedure are not consecutive.
- (136) trying to redefine a built-in predicate
- Attempt to redefine a built-in predicate without declaring it first.
- (137) trying to redefine a procedure with another type
- A procedure which was previously referenced as built-in or external is now defined as a regular one, or vice versa.
- (139) compiled or dumped file message
- This event is invoked at the end of each compiled file, by default it prints the compilation time and size of compiled code.
- (143) compiled query failed
- A query in the compiled file has failed. This is by default ignored and the compilation continues.
- (145) procedure being redefined in another file
- A procedure is being redefined in another file than the original one.
- (147) compilation aborted
- This event is raised just before a compilation is aborted because of an error.
- (148) bad pragma
- An unrecognised pragma was used in the code.
- (171) File does not exist :
- File does not exist.
[hanoi]. % compiles the file hanoi.pl
[eclipse]: sh('cat file1').
[eclipse]: sh('cat file2').
q(X) :- write(X).
[eclipse]: [user], p.
p :- write(hi).
user compiled 92 bytes in 0.00 seconds
[eclipse]: compile([file1, file2],b), p.
/home/lp/user/file1 compiled 32 bytes in 0.02 seconds
/home/lp/user/file2 compiled 92 bytes in 0.00 seconds
hi % p/0 not compiled into module eclipse
% example showing use of relative pathnames.
[eclipse]: sh('ls -FR /home/lp/user/pl').
[eclipse]: sh('cat /home/lp/user/pl/a.pl').
[eclipse]: compile('/home/lp/user/pl/a', b).
/home/lp/user/pl/util/b.pl compiled 92 bytes in 0.00 seconds
/home/lp/user/pl/a.pl compiled 28 bytes in 0.00 seconds
compile(file1,M). (Error 4).
compile(F,eclipse). (Error 4).
compile(file1, "b"). (Error 5).
compile(file1/1, b). (Error 5).
compile(file,eclipse). (Error 171).
compile / 1, compile_stream / 1, compile_term / 1, set_flag / 2, use_module / 1, pragma / 1, fcompile : fcompile / 1