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event_after(+Event, +Time, -DueTime)
Set up an event Event which is triggered at DueTime, after Time seconds have elapsed
- Atom or Handle
- Positive number
- Variable, will be bound to a float
The event Event is raised after Time seconds of elapsed time from when
the predicate is executed. This is identical to event_after/2, except
that DueTime gets bound to the time at which the event will be raised.
This time can be compared to the the current event_time as returned by
For more details, see event_after/2.
Modes and Determinism
- event_after(+, +, -) is det
- (5) type error
- Event is neither an atom nor a handle or Time is not a positive number.
% With the following the handler definition
Remaining is DueTime - statistics(event_time),
printf("Event is due in %w seconds%n", [Remaining]).
?- event_create(abort, , E1),
event_after(E1, 5, Due),
event_create(report_due(Due), , E2),
Event is due in 3.98999999999999 seconds
Event is due in 2.98 seconds
Event is due in 1.97 seconds
Event is due in 0.959999999999994 seconds
Aborting execution ...
event_after / 2, event_after_every / 2, cancel_after_event / 2, events_after / 1, event / 1, set_event_handler / 2, current_after_events / 1, event_create / 3, event_retrieve / 3, get_flag / 2, statistics / 2