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repeat

Succeeds as often as tried.

Description

Used to succeed as often as tried.

This predicate could be defined as

   repeat.
   repeat :- repeat.
repeat/0 succeeds when reached on backtracking.

!/0 may be added to exit from a clause containing repeat/0, as it removes all choice points above it in the clause.

Modes and Determinism

Examples

Success:
      [eclipse]: [p].
      /home/user/p compiled 408 bytes in 0.03 seconds
      yes.
      [eclipse]: print_file(p).
      print_file(File) :-
              open(File, read, S),
              repeat,
              get(S,Char),
              put(Char),
              at_eof(S),
              !,
              close(S),
              flush(output).
      yes.




See Also

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