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  1. OMG Issue

DMN13 — Add two new concrete numeric types, make number abstract

  • Key: DMN13-31
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Goldman Sachs ( Octavian Patrascoiu)
  • Summary:

    Currently S-FEEL / FEEL contains only one single numeric type called number that matches the semantics defined in IEEE 754-2008.

    This can lead to some strange constructions, such as
    substring("footbar", 3.67)
    perfect valid in FEEL.

    It also has impact on the performance of the execution (speed).

    Here is my proposal:

    • keep number as an abstract type to backwards compatibility
    • add a new concrete type real/float/decimal that matches the semantics of defined in IEEE 754-2008
    • add a new concrete type integer
    • change the signature of all built-in functions to restrict number to integer when it makes sense (e.g. index in a string and list, length of string. size of list)
    • add a separate paragraph to specify the implicit conversions performed by the FEEL processor when required (e.g. function resolution). For example,
      2 + 4.5 leads to a promotion 2 -> 2.0 that adding it 4.5.

    If we agree in principal all start working on it.

  • Reported: DMN 1.1 — Wed, 6 Dec 2017 13:44 GMT
  • Disposition: Deferred — DMN 1.3
  • Disposition Summary:

    RTF 1.3 is ending

    Thank you for reporting the issue; it is likely valid but unfortunately the DMN 1.3 revision task force ran out of time before a member was able to resolve it. The issue will be deferred to the next revision task force.

  • Updated: Mon, 30 Mar 2020 19:50 GMT