The recorded_database library aims to help port Prolog code using the legacy recorded database. Ported applications should still consider migrating to more standard solutions to handle dynamic data that must survive backtracking.

API documentation

Open the ../../docs/library_index.html#recorded_database link in a web browser.


To load all entities in this library, load the loader.lgt file:

| ?- logtalk_load(recorded_database(loader)).


To test this library predicates, load the tester.lgt file:

| ?- logtalk_load(recorded_database(tester)).


The recorded_database_core category implements the library predicates. This category is imported by the default recorded_database object to provide application global database. To make the database local and thus minimize potential record clashes, the category can be imported by one of more application objects. Use protected or private import to restrict the scope of the library predicates. For example:

:- object(foo,

    bar :-
        ^^recorda(key, value(1)),

:- end_object.

Known issues

Currently, references are non-negative integers. They still must be regarded as opaque terms and subject to change without notice. But using integers can result in integer overflows when running on backends with bounded integers in applications performing a large number of database updates.