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Activates the Opium debugger and shows constraint handling.


In order to use the Opium debugger, the debug_compile flag must have been on (default) during compilation (chr to pl) and loading of the produced ECLiPSe code. The query chr_opium. opens an Opium window in which the ECLiPSe code will be traced. The library chr_opium will be automatically loaded. Note that the Opium debugger for constraint handling rules works with X graphic interface. The OPIUM_WINDOW environment variable must thus be set. An Opium execution can be aborted using the a. command in Opium.

Both debuggers display user-defined constraints and application of constraint handling rules. In the Opium debugger, this information corresponds to additional ports of the debugger. The additional ports are:

* add: A new constraint is added to the constraint store.

* already_in: A constraint to be added was already present.

The ports related to application of rules are:

* try_rule: A rule is tried.

* delay_rule: The last tried rule cannot fire because the guard did not succeed.

* fire_rule: The last tried rule fires.

The ports related to labeling are: * try_label: A label_with declaration is checked.

* delay_label: The last label_with declaration delays because the guard did not succeed.

* fire_label: The last tried label_with declaration succeeds, so the clauses of the associated constraint will be used for built-in labeling.

When displayed, each constraint is labeled with a unique integer identifier. Each rule is labeled with its name as given in the chr source using the @ operator. If a rule does not have a name, it is displayed together with a unique integer identifier.

See the extension manual chapter on constraint handling rules for more information on the Opium scenario used for debugging.

Fail Conditions




See Also

chr_trace / 0, chr_notrace / 0