[mercury-users] Getting all facts of a predicate [was: Still compiling ...]

Fergus Henderson fjh at cs.mu.OZ.AU
Sun Feb 23 13:52:14 AEDT 2003

On 23-Feb-2003, Douglas Auclair <dauclair at msn.com> wrote:
> My problem here is 
> that when I try to represent the facts as a list, in any form, the compiler 
> bogs down unacceptably (i.e. it takes hours to compile a list module).
> Is there some way in Mercury to get all the facts of a predicate at once 
> without relying on list operations to mine the data (perhaps using 
> reflection)?

Yes, the `std_util' module in the Mercury standard library provides a variety
of procedures for that:


You can for example implement your data as a fact table and then use
`solutions' to get a list containing all the facts.

See the library reference manual for more details.

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