11.1.4 Argument Types

The argument section describes the type/domain of each argument of a solution to the given predicate. That is, for a predicate to succeed, it must be possible to instantiate the given argument to a term of the described type/domain.

If it is a ‘+’ argument, then the predicate always tests if the argument is of the right type/domain. Usually, input arguments must also be instantiated to some extent. Such details are documented for each input argument.

Many built-in and library predicates take an +Options argument, which must be given as a proper list of terms specifying what the predicate should do, typically as the last argument. As a general rule for such option lists, if the same option occurs more than once, then the last occurrence overrides previous ones.

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