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meta_bind(-Meta, ?Term)

The attributed variable Meta is bound to the term Term without triggering the metaterm-unification event.
Meta
An attributed variable.
Term
Prolog term.

Description

The attributed variable Meta is treated like a standard variable and bound to Term. The difference compared to using normal unification is that meta_bind/2 does not raise the meta-unification event, as is normally the case whenever a attributed variable is bound. An example of its use is in the handler for the meta-unification event itself, e.g. when the attributed variable is to be bound to a new one with a different attribute.

Modes and Determinism

Exceptions

(4) instantiation fault
Meta is a free variable.
(5) type error
Meta is instantiated.

Examples

    [eclipse 2]: meta_bind(X{a}, 3).

    X = 3
    yes.

    [eclipse 5]: [user].
     change_attribute(X{_Old}, New) ?- meta_bind(X, _{New}).

    yes.
    [eclipse 6]: change_attribute(X{a}, b), printf("%Mw", [X]).
    X{b}

Error:
    meta_bind(_, a).                    (Error 4).
    meta_bind(a, a).                    (Error 5).



See Also

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