Re: More efficient "global variables"

From: Kish Shen <>
Date: Thu 08 Apr 2004 06:28:00 PM GMT
Message-Id: <>
Dear Tallys,

>  In other words, I'm using dynamic predicates to emulate
>  global variables.

As you suspected, we indeed do not recommend that you do this.

>  I'd like to know if there is another (more efficient/
>  less naive) way to do such a thing. Is this what
>  "Global References" are for? If so, are they more efficient
>  than what I'm currently doing?

There are several different ways of doing this, depending on your
requirements. The user manual chapter "Non-logical Storage and
References" discuss this, have you read it?

References would not preserve information through backtracking. Non-logical
variable may be what you want.


Received on Thu Apr 08 18:25:56 2004

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