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The term Term is written on the stream output in a form that ignores operator declarations and can be read in.
Prolog term.


Used to write the term Term in a form that can be read back independent of the current operator declarations. Atoms and strings are quoted, operator declarations are ignored, lists are printed as ./2 structures, the (stream-specific or global) print_depth flag is not taken into account, variable attributes are printed, and variables are printed with unique identifiers.

write_canonical(S, Term) is equivalent to printf(S, "%MOQ.vDw", Term).

Note that as usual, the output is buffered, so it may need to be flushed either by closing the output stream, by writing again or by using flush/1.

Modes and Determinism


This predicate is sensitive to its module context (tool predicate, see @/2).


   Equivalent to write_canonical(output, Term).
   (see write_canonical/2 for details).

See Also

write / 1, write / 2, writeq / 1, writeq / 2, write_canonical / 2