[m-users.] How do you go about logging?

Michael Richter ttmrichter at gmail.com
Sun Apr 6 11:13:35 AEST 2014

On 6 April 2014 02:51, Oleg Sivokon <olegsivokon at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm trying to log the values of the arguments while at every iteration
> of the predicate in order to understand what went wrong, but I can't
> because IO arguments aren't allowed in a semi-deterministic
> predicate... so, how do I print something from a predicate like that?

You use trace goals<http://mercurylang.org/information/doc-release/mercury_ref/Trace-goals.html#Trace-goals>[1].
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in the way.  Then it gives you controlled ways out of the purity (which you
use at your own risk, of course!).


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