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C-Prolog style numbervars predicate   [more]


numbervars(?, ?, ?)
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Implements the numbervars(Term, From, To) predicate of C-Prolog. Term is any term, From and To are integer numbers. All variables in Term are instantiated to terms of the form
where N is an integer number. The first encountered variable will be coded by the number From, on exit To is instantiated to the next unused number.

This predicate can thus be used to encode nonground term using a ground representation. Note that metaterms can be used for the same purpose, but their use is both more efficient and more general, because the variables are not actually instantiated and so they can be used again as variables when needed.


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