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integer_atom(?Integer, ?Atom)

Conversion between an integer and an atom. It is more efficient to use number_string/2 wherever possible.
Integer
Integer or variable.
Atom
Atom or variable.

Description

If Integer is instantiated, converts it to its associated atomic representation Atom.

If Atom is instantiated, converts it to its integer form Integer.

Atom may contain only digits possibly preceded by a + or a -.

Modes and Determinism

Fail Conditions

Fails if Atom does not represent an integer

Exceptions

(5) type error
Integer is instantiated, but not to an integer.
(5) type error
Atom is instantiated, but not to an atom.
(4) instantiation fault
Both arguments are free variables (non-coroutine mode only).

Examples

   Success:
   integer_atom(1989,X).       (gives X = '1989').
   integer_atom(X,'+12').      (gives X = 12).
   integer_atom(-7,X).         (gives X = '-7').
   integer_atom(X,'-7').       (gives X = -7).
   integer_atom(N,'1234').     (gives N = 1234).
   Fail:
   integer_atom(I,'- 15').
   integer_atom(I,' +15').
   integer_atom(I,'2 ').
   integer_atom(1234,'Abcd').
   integer_atom(222,'123').
   integer_atom(x,'+12').
   Error:
   integer_atom(A,B).          (Error 4).
   integer_atom(124.5,X).      (Error 5).
   integer_atom(N,1234).       (Error 5).



See Also

integer / 1, atom / 1, number_string / 2