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erase_module(+Module)

Erase the given module Module.
Module
Atom.

Description

erase_module/1 erases the given module. This means that the module will not exists any more. All predicates and data (non-logical variables, records, etc) defined in the module will be destroyed. Subsequent calls to the module's exported predicates will raise 'undefined procedure' errors.

If the Module does not exist, erase_module/1 simply succeeds.

An error (101) is raised when trying to erase a module from within itself.

Note that a module gets erased (and re-created) implicitly when the compiler encounters a module/1 directive and that module already exists.

Modes and Determinism

Modules

This predicate is sensitive to its module context (tool predicate, see @/1).

Exceptions

(4) instantiation fault
Module is not instantiated.
(5) type error
Module is not an atom.
(101) trying to erase a module from itself
Trying to erase Module from itself.

Examples

Success:
[eclipse]:  [user].
 :- module(m).
 :- export a/0.
 a :- writeln(hello).
 user        compiled 60 bytes in 0.00 seconds
yes.
[eclipse]: import a/0 from m.
yes.
[eclipse]: a.
hello
yes.
[eclipse]: erase_module(m).
yes.
[eclipse]: a.
calling an undefined procedure a in module eclipse

Error:
    erase_module(M).                   (Error 4).
    erase_module(1).                   (Error 5).
    erase_module(mod)@mod.             (Error 101).

See Also

module / 1, create_module / 1, create_module / 3, current_module / 1, get_module_info / 3