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# fix(+Number, -Result)

Unifies the integer part of Number with Result (Truncation towards zero).
*Number*
- A number.
*Result*
- A variable or integer.

## Description

This predicate is used by the ECLiPSe compiler to expand evaluable
arithmetic expressions. So the call to fix(Number, Result) is
equivalent to
Result is fix(Number)

which should be preferred for portability.
This function is deprecated. For clearer code, please use

Result is integer(truncate(Number)).

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

### Modes and Determinism

### Exceptions

*(4) instantiation fault *
- Number is not instantiated (non-coroutining mode only).
*(5) type error *
- Number is of type breal.
*(5) type error *
- Result is a number but not an integer.
*(24) number expected *
- Number is not of a numeric type.
*(24) number expected *
- Result is neither a number nor a variable.

## Examples

Success:
fix(1.5, 1).
fix(-6.4, -6).
Fail:
fix(1, 0).
Error:
fix(A, 6.0). (Error 4).
fix(0.0, 0.0). (Error 5).
fix(4 + 2.3, 6). (Error 24).
fix(1, r). (Error 24).

## See Also

is / 2, integer / 2, truncate / 2, floor / 2, ceiling / 2, round / 2