Prolog can create or destroy foreign terms using
new(+Type, -Datum), new(+Type, +Size, -Datum) and dispose(+Datum)
where Type is an atom specifying what type of foreign term is to be
allocated, and Datum is the foreign term.
Type should be an atomic type or a previously-defined type name.
The Datum returned by
new/[2,3] is initialized to all zeroes.
dispose/1 is a dangerous
operation, since once the memory is disposed, it may be used for
something else later. If Datum is later accessed, then the results will
new/3 is only used to allocate arrays whose
size is not known beforehand, as defined by