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EAI — Derivation of the "defines" association for EAIPrimitiveOperator

  • Key: EAI-19
  • Legacy Issue Number: 4892
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Model Driven Solutions ( Ed Seidewitz)
  • Summary:

    Document: UML Profile and Interchange Models for EAI
    Section: 6.3.10.1 (EAIPrimitiveOperator)

    Description:
    Under Constraints in Section 6.3.10.1 it states that "When used in an EAIMessageFlow, an EAIPrimitiveOperator also 'defines' a type." Since this is listed as a constraint, and since the "defines" association is shown as <<derived>> in Figure 6-18, one would assume that the constraint is intended to give the derivation of the association. But it certainly does not state that clearly, nor do I see any way, in the underlying FCM, for an EAIPrimitiveOperator (as an FCMFunction) to define an FCMType in the context of an EAIMessageFlow (as an FCMComposition).

    Recommendation:
    Either make the association not derived (in which case the constraint statement needs to be expanded into a statement of the semantics of what it means for a primitive operator to "define a type") or make the derivation constraint much more explicit (i.e., provide the OCL).

  • Reported: EAI 1.0b1 — Fri, 22 Feb 2002 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — EAI 1.0
  • Disposition Summary:

    see below

  • Updated: Fri, 6 Mar 2015 20:58 GMT