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trace_parent_port(+Port)

Create a user-defined debugger port for the parent box.
Port
An atom.

Description

This predicate allows to generate a user-defined debugger port, thus enhancing the debugger's basic box model with application- specific checkpoints. In the box model, the execution is viewed as consisting of nested boxes, which are being entered via CALL or REDO ports, and left via EXIT, FAIL or LEAVE ports.

When the debugger is on, this predicate causes a trace line to be displayed for the current innermost box, with Port being the name of the port, and all other information being the current box's ones.

Modes and Determinism

Examples

    p :-
	trace_parent_port(clause1),  
	writeln(hello),
	fail.
    p :-
	trace_parent_port(clause2),  
	writeln(world).

?- p.
  (1) 1 CALL  p   %> creep
  (1) 1 CLAUSE1  p   %> creep
S (2) 2 CALL  writeln(hello)   %> creep
hello
S (2) 2 EXIT  writeln(hello)   %> creep
  (3) 2 CALL  fail   %> creep
  (3) 2 FAIL  fail   %> creep
  (1) 1 NEXT  p   %> creep
  (1) 1 CLAUSE2  p   %> creep
S (4) 2 CALL  writeln(world)   %> creep
world
S (4) 2 EXIT  writeln(world)   %> creep
  (1) 1 EXIT  p   %> creep

Yes (0.00s cpu)

See Also

trace_call_port / 3, trace_point_port / 3, trace_exit_port / 0, spy_term / 2, spy_var / 1, trace / 1