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breal_min(+Number, -Result)

Extracts the lower floating point bound of Number
A number.
Output: float.


This predicate is used by the ECLiPSe compiler to expand evaluable arithmetic expressions. So a call to breal_min(Number, Result) is equivalent to
    Result is breal_min(Number).
A bounded real is a real number represented by a lower and upper bound in floating point format. This predicate extracts the lower bound and unifies it with Result. If Number is not a bounded real, the result returned is equivalent to converting it to a bounded real first.

Modes and Determinism


(4) instantiation fault
Number is not instantiated
(24) number expected
Number is a not a number.


    Result is breal_min(0.99__1.01).	% gives Result = 0.99

    % with implicit type conversion to breal:
    Result is breal_min(1.0).		% gives Result = 1.0
    Result is breal_min(1).		% gives Result = 1.0
    Result is breal_min(1_10).		% gives Result = 0.099999999999999992

See Also

breal_max / 2, breal / 1, breal / 2, breal_bounds / 3, breal_from_bounds / 3, is / 2