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Evaluates the square root sqrt(Number) and unifies the resulting value with
- A number.
- Output: float or breal.
This predicate is used by the ECLiPSe compiler to expand evaluable
arithmetic expressions. So the call to sqrt(Number, Result) is
Result is sqrt(Number)
which should be preferred for portability.
In coroutining mode, if Number is uninstantiated, the call to sqrt/2 is
delayed until this variable is instantiated.
Modes and Determinism
- (4) instantiation fault
- Number is not instantiated (non-coroutining mode only).
- (24) number expected
- Number is not of a numeric type.
- (20) arithmetic exception
- Illegal arithmetic operation: Number is negative.
Result is sqrt(2.0). % gives Result = 1.4142135623730951
Result is sqrt(1.0). % gives Result = 1.0
Result is sqrt(49). % gives Result = 7.0
Result is sqrt(-2). % arithmetic exception
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