:- multifile 'SU_messages':generate_message/3.
For a given MessageTerm, generates a list composed of
Control-Arg pairs and the atom
nl. This can be translated into a
nested list of Control-Arg pairs, which can be used as input to
May be any term.
The resulting list of Control-Args pairs.
The remaining list.
'SU_messages':generate_message/3 underly all messages from Prolog. They may
be examined and altered. They are found in
The purpose of this predicate is to allow you to redefine the displayal of Prolog's messages. For example, to translate all the messages from English into some other language.
This predicate should not be modified if all you want to do is modify or
add a few messages:
user:generate_message_hook/3 is provided for that purpose.
The Prolog system uses the built-in predicate
to print all its messages. When
print_message/2 is called, it
user:generate_message_hook(Message,L,) to generate the
message. If that fails,
'SU_messages':generate_message(Message,L,) is called instead.
If that succeeds, L is assumed to have been bound to a list whose
elements are either Control-Args pairs or the atom
nl. Each Control-Arg
pair should be such that the call
format(user_error, Control, Args)
is valid. The atom
nl is used for breaking the message into
lines. Using the format specification ‘~n’ (new-line) is
discouraged, since the routine that actually prints the message (see
print_message_lines/3) may need
to have control over newlines.
'SU_messages':generate_message/3 is not included by default in runtime systems,
since end-users of application programs should probably not be seeing any
messages from the Prolog system.
If there is a call to
'SU_messages':generate_message/3 does not succeed
for some reason, the message term itself is printed, for example:
| ?- print_message(error,unexpected_error(37)). ! unexpected_error(37)
'SU_messages':generate_message/3 failed because the message term was not recognized. In
the following example
print_message/2 is being called by the default
| ?- write(A,B). ! Instantiation error in argument 1 of write/2 ! goal: write(_2107,_2108)
:- multifile user:generate_message_hook/3. user:generate_message_hook(hello_world) --> ['hello world'-,nl].
Note that the terminating
nl is required.