retractall/1

Description

retractall(Head)

Retracts all clauses with a matching head for an object dynamic predicate.

When the predicate indicator for Head is declared in a uses/2 or use_module/2 directive, the clauses are retracted in the referenced object or module.

This method may be used to retract clauses for predicates that are not declared dynamic for dynamic objects provided that the predicates are declared in this.

Modes and number of proofs

retractall(@callable) - one

Errors

Head is a variable:
instantiation_error
Head is neither a variable nor a callable term:
type_error(callable, Head)
The predicate indicator of Head, Name/Arity, is that of a private predicate:
permission_error(modify, private_predicate, Name/Arity)
The predicate indicator of Head, Name/Arity, is that of a protected predicate:
permission_error(modify, protected_predicate, Name/Arity)
The predicate indicator of Head, Name/Arity, is that of a static predicate:
permission_error(modify, static_predicate, Name/Arity)
The predicate indicator of Head, Name/Arity, is not declared:
existence_error(predicate_declaration, Name/Arity)

Examples

To retract all clauses with a matching head of a dynamic predicate in this:
retractall(Head)
To retract all clauses with a matching head of a public or protected dynamic predicate in self:
::retractall(Head)
To retract all clauses with a matching head of a public dynamic predicate in an explicit object:
Object::retractall(Head)