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6.4  Internals

Internally, symbolic domains are mapped to integer ranges from 1 up to the number of domain elements. The first value in the domain declaration corresponds to 1, the second to 2 and so on. Similarly, symbolic domain variables can be mapped to a corresponding IC integer variable. This mapping is accessible through the predicate symbol_domain_index/3:
?- symbol_domain_index(fr, D, I).
D = weekday
I = 5
Yes (0.00s cpu)

?- X &:: weekday, symbol_domain_index(X, D, I).
X = X{[mo, tu, we, th, fr, sa, su]}
D = weekday
I = I{1 .. 7}
Yes (0.00s cpu)

?- X &:: weekday, X &\= we, symbol_domain_index(X, D, I).
X = X{[mo, tu, th, fr, sa, su]}
D = weekday
I = I{[1, 2, 4 .. 7]}
Yes (0.00s cpu)
The integer variable I mirrors the domain of the symbolic variable X and vice versa.


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