logtalk_compile/2

Description

logtalk_compile(File, Flags)
logtalk_compile(Files, Flags)

Compiles to disk a source file or a list of source files using a list of compiler flags. The Logtalk source file name extension (by default, .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. Compiler flags are represented as flag(value). For a description of the available compiler flags, please see Compiler flags in the User Manual.

When this predicate is called from the top-level, 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 by default using the source file directory (unless a relative_to flag is passed).

Note that only the errors related to problems in the predicate argument are listed below. This predicate fails when errors are found during compilation of a source file.

Warning

The compiler flags specified in the second argument only apply to the files listed in the first argument. Notably, if you are compiling a loader file, the flags only apply to the loader file itself.

Modes and number of proofs

logtalk_compile(@source_file_name, @list(compiler_flag)) - zero_or_one
logtalk_compile(@list(source_file_name), @list(compiler_flag)) - zero_or_one

Errors

File is a variable:
instantiation_error
Files is a variable or a list with an element which is a variable:
instantiation_error
File, or an element File of the Files list, is neither a variable nor a source file name:
type_error(source_file_name, File)
File, or an element File of the Files list, uses library notation but the library does not exist:
existence_error(library, Library)
File or an element File of the Files list, does not exist:
existence_error(file, File)
Flags is a variable or a list with an element which is a variable:
instantiation_error
Flags is neither a variable nor a proper list:
type_error(list, Flags)
An element Flag of the Flags list is not a valid compiler flag:
type_error(compiler_flag, Flag)
An element Flag of the Flags list defines a value for a read-only compiler flag:
permission_error(modify, flag, Flag)
An element Flag of the Flags list defines an invalid value for a flag:
domain_error(flag_value, Flag+Value)

Examples

% compile to disk the "list" source file in the
% current directory using default compiler flags:
| ?- logtalk_compile(list, []).

% compile to disk the "tree" source file in the "types"
% library directory with the source_data flag turned on:
| ?- logtalk_compile(types(tree), [source_data(on)]).

% compile to disk the "file_system" source file in the
% current directory with portability warnings supressed:
| ?- logtalk_compile(file_system, [portability(silent)]).