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What is Detected

As mentioned earlier, it is not in general possible to find exactly which places in a program will lead to nondeterminacy. The determinacy checker gives predicates the benefit of the doubt: when it's possible that a predicate will be determinate, it will not be reported. The checker will only report places in your program that will be nondeterminate regardless of which arguments are bound. Despite this, the checker catches most unwanted nondeterminacy in practice.

The determinacy checker looks for the following sources of nondeterminacy: