- See also
- - https://sicstus.sics.se/sicstus/docs/3.12.11/html/sicstus/Lists.html
- To be done
- - This library is incomplete.
As of SICStus 3.12.11, the following predicates are missing:
- substitute(+OldElem, +List, +NewElem, -NewList) is det
- NewList is List with all values that are identical (==) to OldElem
replaced by NewElem.
- nth(?Index, ?List, ?Element) is nondet
- True if Element is the N-th element in List. Counting starts at
- - use nth1/3.
- nth(?Index, ?List, ?Element, ?Rest) is nondet
- True if Element is the N-th element in List and Rest is the
remainder (as if by select/3) of List. Counting starts at 1.
- - use nth1/4.
- same_length(?List1, ?List2, ?Length) is nondet
- True if List1 and List2 both have length Length.
- sublist(?Sub, +List)
- True when all members of Sub are members of List in the same
- - sicstus. The order of generating sublists differs.
- - This predicate is known in many Prolog implementations,
but the semantics differ. E.g. In YAP it is a continuous
- suffix(?Suffix, ?List) is nondet
- True if Suffix is a suffix of List. Not the same as suffix/2
in SICStus 4 - the arguments are reversed!
The following predicates are exported from this file while their implementation is defined in imported modules or non-module files loaded by this module.
- sum_list(+List, -Sum) is det
- Sum is the result of adding all numbers in List.
- permutation(?Xs, ?Ys) is nondet
- True when Xs is a permutation of Ys. This can solve for Ys given
Xs or Xs given Ys, or even enumerate Xs and Ys together. The
predicate permutation/2 is primarily intended to generate
permutations. Note that a list of length N has N! permutations,
and unbounded permutation generation becomes prohibitively
expensive, even for rather short lists (10! = 3,628,800).
If both Xs and Ys are provided and both lists have equal length
the order is |Xs|^2. Simply testing whether Xs is a permutation
of Ys can be achieved in order log(|Xs|) using msort/2 as
illustrated below with the
semidet predicate is_permutation/2:
is_permutation(Xs, Ys) :-
The example below illustrates that Xs and Ys being proper lists
is not a sufficient condition to use the above replacement.
?- permutation([1,2], [X,Y]).
X = 1, Y = 2 ;
X = 2, Y = 1 ;
type_error(list, Arg) if either argument is not a proper
or partial list.
- reverse(?List1, ?List2)
- Is true when the elements of List2 are in reverse order compared to
List1. This predicate is deterministic if either list is a proper
list. If both lists are partial lists backtracking generates
increasingly long lists.
- same_length(?List1, ?List2)
- Is true when List1 and List2 are lists with the same number of
elements. The predicate is deterministic if at least one of the
arguments is a proper list. It is non-deterministic if both
arguments are partial lists.
- See also
- - length/2
- last(?List, ?Last)
- Succeeds when Last is the last element of List. This
semidet if List is a list and
multi if List is
a partial list.
- - There is no de-facto standard for the argument order of
last/2. Be careful when porting code or use
append(_, [Last], List) as a portable alternative.
- nextto(?X, ?Y, ?List)
- True if Y directly follows X in List.
- nth0(?Index, ?List, ?Elem)
- True when Elem is the Index'th element of List. Counting starts
type_error(integer, Index) if Index is not an integer or
- See also
- - nth1/3.
- nth0(?N, ?List, ?Elem, ?Rest) is det
- Select/insert element at index. True when Elem is the N'th
(0-based) element of List and Rest is the remainder (as in by
select/3) of List. For example:
?- nth0(I, [a,b,c], E, R).
I = 0, E = a, R = [b, c] ;
I = 1, E = b, R = [a, c] ;
I = 2, E = c, R = [a, b] ;
?- nth0(1, L, a1, [a,b]).
L = [a, a1, b].
- prefix(?Part, ?Whole)
- True iff Part is a leading substring of Whole. This is the same
append(Part, _, Whole).
- member(?Elem, ?List)
- True if Elem is a member of List. The SWI-Prolog definition
differs from the classical one. Our definition avoids unpacking
each list element twice and provides determinism on the last
element. E.g. this is deterministic:
- - Gertjan van Noord
- append(?List1, ?List2, ?List1AndList2)
- List1AndList2 is the concatenation of List1 and List2
- delete(+List1, @Elem, -List2) is det
- Delete matching elements from a list. True when List2 is a list
with all elements from List1 except for those that unify with
Elem. Matching Elem with elements of List1 is uses
\+ Elem \=
H, which implies that Elem is not changed.
- See also
- - select/3, subtract/3.
- - There are too many ways in which one might want to
delete elements from a list to justify the name.
Think of matching (= vs. ==), delete first/all,
be deterministic or not.
- max_list(+List:list(number), -Max:number) is semidet
- True if Max is the largest number in List. Fails if List is
- See also
- - max_member/2.
- min_list(+List:list(number), -Min:number) is semidet
- True if Min is the smallest number in List. Fails if List is
- See also
- - min_member/2.
- select(?Elem, ?List1, ?List2)
- Is true when List1, with Elem removed, results in List2. This
implementation is determinsitic if the last element of List1 has
The following predicates are exported, but not or incorrectly documented.
- memberchk(Arg1, Arg2)