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set_chtab(+Char, +Class)

Sets the lexical class of character Char to class Class, this provides an interface to ECLiPSe 's lexical analyser.
Char
Integer in range 0 to 255.
Class
Atom indicating the character class.

Description

Changes the lexical class of a given character. This is especially useful for implementing compatibility packages. The possible character classes which a character may have been given are shown below.

Note It is not recommended to change the class of the special characters, since in some cases it might make it impossible to correctly parse Prolog terms.

The following table lists the character classes and the default corresponding characters:

 Class          Default member characters
---------------------------------------------------------
 upper_case     all upper case letters
 underline      _
 lower_case     all lower case letters
 digit          digits
 blank_space    space, tab and nonprintable characters
 end_of_line    newline (NL)
 atom_quote     '
 string_quote   "
 list_quote
 radix
 ascii
 solo           ! ;
 special        ( [ { ) ] } , |
 line_comment   %
 escape         \
 first_comment  /
 second_comment *
 symbol         # + - . : < = > ? @ ^ ` ~ & $

Modes and Determinism

Modules

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

Exceptions

(4) instantiation fault
Char and/or Class are not instantiated.
(5) type error
Char is not an integer in the range 0 to 255.
(6) out of range
Class is not a valid lexical class.

Examples

Success:
   % The following example illustrates the use
   % of set_chtab/2 to redefine the class of the
   % dollar symbol.
   %
   [eclipse]: X = $a.
                 ^ (here?)
   syntax error: postfix/infix operator expected
   [eclipse]: set_chtab(0'$, lower_case).

   yes.
   [eclipse]: X = $a.

   X = $a
   yes.
   [eclipse]:

Error:
   set_chtab("a",symbol).       (Error 5)
   set_chtab(97,fred).          (Error 6)




See Also

local / 1, get_chtab / 2, read_token / 2, read_token / 3