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# ::(?Var, ++Domain, ?Bool)

Reflect into Bool the truth of Var having the domain Domain.
*Var*
- Variable
*Domain*
- Domain specification
*Bool*
- Reified truth value

## Description

This predicate is deprecated, please use #::/3 or $::/3 instead.

Provides a reified form of the ::/2 domain assignment predicate. This
reified ::/3 is defined only to work for one variable and only integer
variables (unlike ::/2), hence only the Domain formats suitable for
integers may be supplied to this reified ::/3.

For a single variable, V, the Bool will be instantiated to 0 if the
current domain of V does not intersect with Domain. It will be
instantiated to 1 iff the domain of V is wholly contained within Domain.
Finally the Boolean will remain an integer variable in the range 0..1, if
neither of the above two conditions hold.

Instantiating Bool to 1, will cause the constraint to behave exactly like
::/2. Instantiating Bool to 0 will cause Domain to be excluded from the
domain of the variable where such an exclusion is representable. If such
an integer domain is unrepresentable (eg. -1.0Inf .. -5, 5..1.0Inf), then
a delayed goal will be setup to exclude values when the bounds become
sufficiently narrow.

Note that calling the reified form of :: will result in the Variable
becoming constrained to be integral, even if Bool is uninstantiated.

Further note that, like other reified predicates, :: can be used infix in
an IC expression, e.g. B #= (X :: [1..10]) is equivalent to
::(X, [1..10], B).

## Examples

[eclipse 2]: ::(X, [1..10, 12..30],1).
X = X{[1 .. 10, 12 .. 30]}
Yes (0.00s cpu)
[eclipse 3]: ::(X, [1..10, 12..30],0).
X = X{-1.0Inf .. 1.0Inf}
Delayed goals:
exclude_range(X{-1.0Inf .. 1.0Inf}, 1, 10)
exclude_range(X{-1.0Inf .. 1.0Inf}, 12, 30)
Yes (0.00s cpu)
[eclipse 4]: ::(X, [1..10, 12..30],B).
X = X{-1.0Inf .. 1.0Inf}
B = B{[0, 1]}
Delayed goals:
ic : ::(X{-1.0Inf .. 1.0Inf}, [1 .. 10, 12 .. 30], B{[0, 1]})
Yes (0.00s cpu)
[eclipse 5]: ic:( B =:= (X :: [1..10,12..30])).
B = B{[0, 1]}
X = X{-1.0Inf .. 1.0Inf}
Delayed goals:
ic : ::(X{-1.0Inf .. 1.0Inf}, [1 .. 10, 12 .. 30], B{[0, 1]})
Yes (0.00s cpu)

## See Also

integers / 1, reals / 1, fd_sets : :: / 2, suspend : :: / 2, ic_sets : :: / 2, gfd : :: / 2, ic_hybrid_sets : :: / 2, fd : :: / 2, :: / 2