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|Purpose||This test case illustrates the use of guard predicates with built-ins, as well as RDF+BLD combinations.|
|Description||The first rule says that a child is eligible for a "young-parents" discount if the difference between the child's age and one of the parent's age is less than 25 years. The second rule says that if a parent's age is not numeric, the parent will be marked as needing to be checked for eligibility. Note that external built-ins can be nested arbitrarily. Note also that built-ins in RIF are defined for arguments of specific datatypes. When an argument is not of the appropriate datatype, it is an error. Since the model-theoretic semantics for RIF does not include the notion of an error, the values of built-in predicates and functions are unspecified in such cases. In order to enable writing of rule sets with controlled behavior, RIF defines guard predicates for each datatype.