send/2

Module: builtins

send/2 — send a message to an object

FORMS

send(Object, Message)

DESCRIPTION

A message is sent to an object with a call of the form

send(Object, Message)

where Object is the target object (or an atom naming the object), and Message is an arbitrary Prolog term. The Message may include uninstantiated variables which might be instantiated by the object’s method for dealing with Message. Such calls to send/2 can occur both in ordinary Prolog code, and in the code defining methods of classes. For convience, the call

send_self(Object, Message)

is provided as syntactic sugar for

send(Object, Message)

No attempt to verify that a send_self message is being sent from an object to itself.

EXAMPLES

send(Object, push(2))

send(Object, pop(X))