argument. The table below describes the Key(Value) pairs. Value can be an arithmetic integer expression. For example, to specify a 2 GB limit for the global stack, one can use:
?- set_prolog_stack(global, limit(2*10**9)).
Current settings can be retrieved with prolog_stack_property/2.
- Set the limit to which the stack is allowed to grow. If the specified
value is lower than the current usage a
permission_erroris raised. If the limit is larger than supported, the system silently reduces the requested limit to the system limit.
- Minimum amount of free space after trimming or shifting the stack. Setting this value higher can reduce the number of garbage collections and stack-shifts at the cost of higher memory usage. The spare stack amount is reported and specified in `cells'. A cell is 4 bytes in the 32-bit version and 8 bytes on the 64-bit version. See address_bits. See also trim_stacks/0 and debug/0.
- All stacks trigger overflow before actually reaching the limit, so the resulting error can be handled gracefully. The spare stack is used for print_message/2 from the garbage collector and for handling exceptions. The default suffices, unless the user redefines related hooks. Do not specify large values for this because it reduces the amount of memory available for your real task.
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