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CutNotFail 3 - 3 reasons to use cut 1 Confirming the choice...

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3 reasons to use cut ! 1. Confirming the choice of a rule “if you get to here, you have picked the correct rule for this goal.” Don't try any other! 2. The cut-fail combination “if you get to here, you should stop trying to satisfy this goal.” Return false. 3. Terminating generation of multiple solutions “If you get to here, you have found the only solution to this problem.” Don’t try to find alternatives. York University- CSE 3401- V. Movahedi 11 07_CutNotFail
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Notes The cut always has only one meaning to Prolog Instruction about where to and not to backtrack The 3 mentioned, are just to make it easy to apply cut. foo:- a, b, c, !, d, e, f. Can backtrack among goals a,b, c Success of c causes the “fence” to be crossed Can backtrack among d, e, f If d fails, no attempt to re-satisfy c, foo will also fail. York University- CSE 3401- V. Movahedi 12 07_CutNotFail
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Confirming the choice of a rule Example: sum_to(1,1):- ! .
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