Compiles to disk a source file or a list of source files using
the default compiler flag values. The Logtalk source file name extension
.lgt) can be omitted. Source file paths can be absolute,
relative to the current directory, or use library notation. This
predicate can also be used to compile Prolog source files as Logtalk source
code. When no recognized Logtalk or Prolog extension is specified, the
compiler tries first to append a Logtalk source file extension and then a
Prolog source file extension. If that fails, the compiler tries to use the
file name as-is. The recognized Logtalk and Prolog file extensions are
defined in the backend adapter files.
This predicate does not load into memory the compiled source file. If you want to both compile and load a source file, use instead the logtalk_load/1 built-in predicate.
When this predicate is called from the top-level interpreter, relative source file paths are resolved using the current working directory. When the calls are made from a source file, relative source file paths are resolved using the source file directory.
Note that only the errors related to problems in the predicate argument are listed below. This predicate fails on the first error found during compilation of a source file. In this case, no file with the compiled code is written to disk.
Modes and number of proofs
logtalk_compile(@source_file_name) - zero_or_one logtalk_compile(@list(source_file_name)) - zero_or_one
Fileis a variable:
Filesis a variable or a list with an element which is a variable:
File, or an element
Fileslist, is neither a variable nor a source file name:
File, or an element
Fileslist, uses library notation but the library does not exist:
Fileor an element
Fileslist does not exist:
% compile to disk the "set" source file in the % current directory: | ?- logtalk_compile(set). % compile to disk the "tree" source file in the % "types" library directory: | ?- logtalk_load(types(tree)). % compile to disk the "listp" and "list" source % files in the current directory: | ?- logtalk_compile([listp, list]).