Allows rule syntax to be embedded in Lisp code.
with-rule-actions bound-variables &body body => successp
A list of variables (each starting with
A rule body.
This macro enables rule syntax to be embedded within Lisp. The body is executed just as if it were the right hand side of a forward or backward chaining rule. All variables in the body (each starting with
?) are taken to be unbound unless found in the list bound-variables, in which case its value is taken from the Lisp variable of the same name. It is similar to the function
any but can be compiled for efficiency.
The value successp is
t if the body succeeds (that is, all clauses are successfully executed) or
nil if any of the clauses fail.
Any subgoals that match the object base will only find objects from the current inferencing state.
(defun my-fn (?x)
"prints all the lists which append to give ?x and
then returns NIL"
(append ?a ?b ?x)
((format t "~%~S and ~S append to give ~S"
?a ?b ?x))
KnowledgeWorks and Prolog User Guide (Unix version) - 24 Mar 2017