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?Expr1 => ?Expr2

If Expr1 arithmetically evaluates to 1, so does Expr2 (implication)
Expr1
A boolean expression
Expr2
A boolean expression

Description

Suspends until both Expr1 and Expr2 are ground, and then both arguments are evaluated. Succeeds if the truth of Expr1 implies Expr2, i.e. if Expr1 evaluates to 1, Expr2 must evaluate to 1, otherwise Expr2 can evaluate to 1 or 0. Logically equivalent to
    	neg(Expr1) or Expr2.
    
Typically, the expressions contains reifiable constraints, in which case a corresponding reified constraint is set up, and the expression is replaced by the resulting boolean variable.

Modules

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

Fail Conditions

Expr1 evaluates to 1 and Expr2 evaluates to 0

Exceptions

(24) number expected
Expr1 or Expr2 is not an arithmetic expression.

Examples

	?- 0 => B, B = 0.
	B = 0
	Yes (0.00s cpu)

	?- 0 => B, B = 1.
	B = 1
	Yes (0.00s cpu)

	?- 1 => B, B = 0.
	No (0.00s cpu)

	?- 1 => B, B = 1.
	B = 1
	Yes (0.00s cpu)

	% arguments are typically reifiable expressions:
	?- X > Y => X > Y+10, X = 5, Y = 3.
	No (0.00s cpu)

	% the previous example is equivalent to:
	?- >(X,Y,B1), >(X,Y+10,B2), B1 => B2, X = 5, Y = 3.
	No (0.00s cpu)

	% and/or/=>/neg are themselves reifiable:
	?- neg(A => B) or (C => D), A=1, B=0, C=0, D=1.
	A = 1
	B = 0
	C = 0
	D = 1
	Yes (0.00s cpu)
	

See Also

=> / 3, and / 2, or / 2, neg / 1, ic : => / 2