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get_options(+OptionList, -OptionStruct)

Create a structure OptionStruct from OptionList and the context module's default settings
List of Name:Value pairs
Variable, will be bound to a structure


The exact behaviour of this predicate depends on the module from where it is invoked: It returns a structure OptionStruct, whose skeleton and default field values are defined by the predicate default_options/1 in the context module. Moreover, OptionList is analysed, and any option values specified there will show up in the corresponding fields of the returned structure OptionStruct, instead of the default values defined by default_options/1.

The option names in OptionList must be valid according to the predicate valid_option_field/2 in the context module, and the corresponding values must be valid according to valid_option_value/2.


This predicate is sensitive to its module context (tool predicate, see @/2).

Fail Conditions

OptionList contains illegal names or values

See Also

library(module_options), set_default_option / 2, print_default_options / 1