logtalk_load/2

Description

logtalk_load(File, Flags)
logtalk_load(Files, Flags)

Compiles to disk and then loads to memory 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. Compiler flags are represented as flag(value). 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. For a description of the available compiler flags, please consult the Compiler flags section in the User Manual. Source file paths can be absolute, relative to the current directory, or use library notation.

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 and not to any files that those files may load or compile. Notably, if you are loading a loader file, the flags only apply to the loader file itself and not to the files loaded by it.

Modes and number of proofs

logtalk_load(@source_file_name, @list(compiler_flag)) - zero_or_one
logtalk_load(@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 and load the "list" source file in the
% current directory using default compiler flags:
| ?- logtalk_load(list, []).

% compile and load the "tree" source file in the "types"
% library directory with the source_data flag turned on:
| ?- logtalk_load(types(tree)).

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