Modul "foreign"

Jan Burse, erstellt 27. Jul 2020
* Foreign predicates can be defined by Java methods, constructors
* and fields. Foreign predicates will have retrieved the actual
* goal arguments by the interpreter and automatically passed to
* the associated Java method, constructor or field. More details
* about foreign predicates can be found in the Jekejeke Prolog
* Programming Interface documentation.
* Foreign predicates respectively evaluable functions can be
* registered by one of the directives foreign/3, foreign_constructor/3
* foreign_setter/3 and foreign_getter/3. The directives take as
* arguments a predicate indicator, a declaring class and a method,
* constructor or field specification. We can describe the arguments
* via the following syntax:
* directive --> "foreign(" indicator "," class "," method ")"
* | "foreign_constructor(" indicator "," class "," constructor ")"
* | "foreign_setter(" indicator "," class "," atom ")"
* | "foreign_getter(" indicator "," class "," atom ")".
* method --> atom [ "(" class { "," class } ")" ].
* constructor --> "new"" [ "(" class { "," class } ")" ].
* class --> module.
* Example:
* :- foreign(hello/0, 'OutHello', hello('Interpreter')).
* % is a foreign predicate directive.
* Formal parameters not of Java class AbstractTerm or of Java class
* Object cause a check and/or conversion. A formal parameter of type
* BigDecimal or BigInteger causes a widening conversion, whereas a
* formal parameter of type Integer or Long causes a range check.
* Formal parameters of type Float or Double are approximately converted.
* The corresponding primitive datatypes are handled analogously.
* The Java method, constructor or field might also have one of the
+ above classes as a return type. By returning a non-null object the
* Java method, constructor or field can indicate success and the
* interpreter will unify the object with the last argument of the
* corresponding predicate. By returning a null the Java method or
* field can indicate a failure. For a table of the parameter type
* and return type mapping see the API documentation.
* A formal parameter of type Interpreter is needed for foreign predicate
* that change variable bindings. A formal parameter of type CallOut is
* needed for non-deterministic foreign predicates. The API of the CallOut
* allows fine control of the creation of choice points, of the choice
* point data, of clean-up handling and barrier handling. For more
* information one should consult the programming interface
* documentation.
* A Java method might also have a boolean or a void return type. The
* return type boolean can indicate success or failure without returning
* an object. The return type void always indicates success without
* returning an object. For non-static methods or fields an additional
* argument for the receiving object is added to the front of the
* foreign predicate.
* The interpreter will catch InterpreterMessage exceptions thrown by
* a foreign predicate, determine the Prolog stack trace and throw a
* corresponding InterpreterException. The interpreter will further also
* allow InterpreterException exceptions directly thrown by the foreign
* predicate itself. As a convenience the interpreter also recognizes a
* couple of Java exceptions and wraps them into Prolog errors before
* throwing. The family of interrupted exceptions is mapped to the signal
* currently stored in the interpreter and the signal is cleared. For a
* table of the exception type mapping see the API documentation.
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set_source_property(C, use_package(foreign(jekpro/reference/reflect))).
reset_source_property(C, sys_source_visible(public)).
/* Foreign Predicates */
* foreign(I, C, M):
* Succeeds with registering the predicate indicator I as a foreign
* predicate that virtually calls the method M of the class C.
% foreign(+IndicatorColon, +Class, +Callable)
foreign(I, C, M) :-
sys_foreign(I, C, M),
:- set_predicate_property(foreign/3, visible(public)).
% sys_foreign(+IndicatorColon, +Class, +Callable)
:- special(sys_foreign/3, 'SpecialForeign', 0).
:- set_predicate_property(sys_foreign/3, visible(private)).
* foreign_constructor(I, C, M):
* Succeeds with registering the predicate indicator I as a foreign
* predicate that calls the constructor M of the class C.
% foreign_constructor(+IndicatorColon, +Class, +Callable)
:- set_predicate_property(foreign_constructor/3, visible(public)).
% sys_foreign_constructor(+IndicatorColon, +Class, +Callable)
:- special(sys_foreign_constructor/3, 'SpecialForeign', 1).
:- set_predicate_property(sys_foreign_constructor/3, visible(private)).
* foreign_getter(I, C, M):
* Succeeds with registering the predicate indicator I as a foreign
* predicate that gets the field M of the class C.
% foreign_getter(+IndicatorColon, +Class, +Atom)
:- set_predicate_property(foreign_getter/3, visible(public)).
% sys_foreign_getter(+IndicatorColon, +Class, +Atom)
:- special(sys_foreign_getter/3, 'SpecialForeign', 2).
:- set_predicate_property(sys_foreign_getter/3, visible(private)).
* foreign_setter(I, C, M):
* Succeeds with registering the predicate indicator I as a foreign
* predicate that sets the field M of the class C.
% foreign_setter(+IndicatorColon, +Class, +Atom)
:- set_predicate_property(foreign_setter/3, visible(public)).
% sys_foreign_setter(+IndicatorColon, +Class, +Atom)
:- special(sys_foreign_setter/3, 'SpecialForeign', 3).
:- set_predicate_property(sys_foreign_setter/3, visible(private)).
% first defined in special.p
% sys_declaration_indicator(+Declaration, -Indicator).
:- sys_neutral_predicate(sys_declaration_indicator/2).
:- set_predicate_property(sys_declaration_indicator/2, visible(public)).
set_predicate_property(sys_declaration_indicator/2, sys_public(C)).
:- set_predicate_property(sys_declaration_indicator/2, multifile).
set_predicate_property(sys_declaration_indicator/2, sys_multifile(C)).
sys_declaration_indicator(foreign(I, _, _), I).
sys_declaration_indicator(foreign_constructor(I, _, _), I).
sys_declaration_indicator(foreign_getter(I, _, _), I).
sys_declaration_indicator(foreign_setter(I, _, _), I).