The Prolog Engine is initialized by calling
must be done before any interface functions are called, except
those marked ‘preinit’ in this manual.
The function will allocate data areas used by Prolog and load the Runtime Library.
It will also initialize command line arguments so that they can
be accessed by the
argv Prolog flag but it may be preferable to
SP_set_argv() for this.
To unload the SICStus emulator,
SP_deinitalize() can be called.
You may also call
SP_force_interactive() before calling
SP_initialize(). This will force the I/O built-in
predicates to treat the standard streams as a interactive, even
if they do not appear to be connected to a terminal or console.
Same as the -i option
in development systems (see Start).
The SICStus Prolog memory manager has a two-layer structure. The top
layer has roughly the same functionality as the standard UNIX functions
free, whereas the bottom layer is an interface
to the operating system. It is the bottom layer that can be customized
by setting these hooks.