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term_variables_array(?Term, -VarArr)

Succeeds if VarArr is an array containing all variables in Term.
Prolog term.
Array or variable.


This predicate collects all the variables inside Term into an array VarArr. Every variable occurs only once in VarArr, even if it occurs several times in Term. The order of the variables in the array corresponds to the order in which they are first encountered during a depth-first, left-to-right traversal of Term.

As usual, attributed variables are also considered variables.

This predicate can handle cyclic terms.

Modes and Determinism


    term_variables(atom, Vs).	      % gives Vs = []
    term_variables(Term, Vs).         % gives Vs = [](Term)
    term_variables(f(a,Y,c), Vs).     % gives Vs = [](Y)
    term_variables(f(X,g(Y),c), Vs).  % gives Vs = [](X,Y)
    term_variables(X+3*Y, Vs).        % gives Vs = [](X,Y)
    term_variables([X,Y,Z], Vs).      % gives Vs = [](X,Y,Z)
    term_variables([](X,Y,Z), Vs).    % gives Vs = [](X,Y,Z)
    term_variables([X,Y,X], Vs).      % gives Vs = [](X,Y)
    term_variables(s(X{a}), Vs).      % gives Vs = [](X{a})

See Also

term_variables / 2, nonvar / 1, var / 1