ignore/1

Description

ignore(Goal)

This predicate succeeds whether its argument succeeds or fails and it is not re-executable. This built-in meta-predicate is declared as a private method and thus cannot be used as a message to an object.

This meta-predicate is opaque to cuts in its argument.

Modes and number of proofs

ignore(+callable) - one

Errors

Goal is a variable:
instantiation_error
Goal is neither a variable nor a callable term:
type_error(callable, Goal)

Examples

Call a goal and succeeding even if it fails:
ignore(Goal)
To send a message succeeding even if it fails to self:
ignore(::Goal)
To send a message succeeding even if it fails to an explicit object:
ignore(Object::Goal)

See also

call/1-N, once/1, \+/1