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set_prompt(+InStream, +Prompt, +OutStream)

The prompt Prompt is output on the stream OutStream for input to the input stream InStream.
InStream
Integer (stream number) or Atom (reserved or user-defined symbolic stream name).
Prompt
String or atom.
OutStream
Integer (stream number) or Atom (reserved or user-defined symbolic stream name).

This built-in predicate is obsolete!

Description

The prompt Prompt is output on the stream OutStream for input to the input stream InStream.

When new data is to be read from an input stream, the system prints on the specified output stream a prompt, to notify the user for input.

InStream and OutStream can be symbolic stream names (atom) or physical stream numbers (integer).

InStream must be an existing stream open in read or update mode. OutStream must be an existing stream open in write or update mode.

Note that the prompt for toplevel-input printed by the system at the end of each query is made using the predicate toplevel-prompt/1 and not by using the string set by set_prompt/3.

Modes and Determinism

Exceptions

(4) instantiation fault
One or more of InStream, Prompt or OutStream are not instantiated.
(5) type error
Either InStream or OutStream (or both) is neither an atom nor an integer.
(5) type error
Prompt is neither an atom nor a string.
(192) illegal stream mode
InStream is in write mode.
(192) illegal stream mode
OutStream is in read mode.

Examples

Success:
  [eclipse]: get_prompt(input,_,Out),
  > set_prompt(input,"myprompt> ",Out).
  Out = 1
  yes.
  [eclipse]: get_prompt(input,Prompt,_),
  myprompt> !.
  Prompt = "myprompt> "
  yes.

  [eclipse]: read( input,X).
  > a.
  X = a
  yes.
  [eclipse]: set_prompt(input, "Enter a term: ", output).
  yes.
  [eclipse]: read(input,X).
  Enter a term: a.
  X = a
  yes.

  [eclipse]: get_stream(debug_input,S),
  > set_prompt(S, "   DEBUG: ", 1).
  S = 3
  yes.
  [eclipse]: trace.
  yes.
  [eclipse]: length([a,b],N).
  S (1) 0  CALL   length([a, b], _g52)   DEBUG: creep
  S (1) 0  EXIT   length([a, b], 2)   DEBUG: creep
  N = 2
  yes.


Error:
  set_prompt(4, Prompt, 1).        (Error 4).
  set_prompt(4, 4, 1).             (Error 5).
  set_prompt(output, "p> ", Stream). (Error 192).



See Also

set_stream_property / 3, get_prompt / 3