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begin_module(+Module)

Start the definition of the body of the Module.
Module
Atom.

This built-in predicate is obsolete!

Description

This is a directive that can occur only in a compiled file. Module must be an existing, non-locked module. All following code will be added to the module Module up to the next begin_module/1 or module_interface/1 directive or up to the file end.

Modes and Determinism

Exceptions

(4) instantiation fault
Module is not instantiated.
(5) type error
Module is not an atom.
(68) calling an undefined procedure
When called from Prolog.
(80) not a module
Module is not a module.
(82) trying to access a locked module
Module is locked.

Examples

Success:
     [eclipse 2]: [user].
     :- module_interface(m).
     :- op(700, xf, there).
     :- export p/1.
     :- begin_module(m).
      p(X) :- writeln(X).
      user compiled 56 bytes in 0.03 seconds
     yes.
     [eclipse 3]: p(hello there).
     syntax error: postfix/infix operator expected
     | p(hello there).
     |             ^ here
     [eclipse 3]: use_module(m).

     yes.
     [eclipse 4]: p(hello there).
     hello there

     yes.

Error:
    begin_module(M).                 (Error 4).
    begin_module(1).                 (Error 5).
    begin_module(a_locked_module).   (Error 82).



See Also

module / 1, create_module / 1, erase_module / 1, current_module / 1, module_interface / 1