Representation Errors

A representation error occurs when your program calls for the computation of some well-defined value that cannot be represented.

Most representation errors are some sort of overflow. For example, creating a compound term with arity greater than 255 results in a representation error.

The SICStus_Error term for a representation error is

     representation_error(Goal, ArgNo, Message)
identifies the argument of the goal that cannot be constructed.
further classifies the problem. A message of 0 or '' provides no further information.

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