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  1. OMG Issue

OCL231 — OCL 2.3 Incomplete CollectionRange well-formedness rules

  • Key: OCL231-1
  • Legacy Issue Number: 15836
  • Status: closed  
  • Source: Model Driven Solutions ( Ed Willink)
  • Summary:

    The descriptions of CollectionRange are generally vague leaving the end inclusivities unclear.

    It is only the CollectionRangeEval::getRange that provides a solid definition of well-formedness
    for e.g. Sequence

    {1..1}

    as equal to Sequence

    {1}

    .

    Unfortunately the specification is undecided about Sequence

    {2..1} since the CollectionRangeEval::getRange
    recursion never terminates.


    Rather than impose a well-formedness constraint that Sequence{2..1}

    is invalid, perhaps it should be
    made useful instead, by defining .. as operating in the direction of the last wrt the first so
    Sequence

    {2..1} = Sequence{2,1} and Set{1..2} = Set{2..1}

    = Set

    {1,2}

    .

  • Reported: OCL 2.3 — Thu, 18 Nov 2010 05:00 GMT
  • Disposition: Resolved — OCL 2.3.1
  • Disposition Summary:

    The generalization to allow down-counts can lead to nasty surprises for e.g. Sequence

    {1..x->size()}

    when x is empty. So just make it clear that Sequence

    {2..1}

    is invalid

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