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QVT14 — QVTr: Deletion semantics

  • Key: QVT14-7
  • Legacy Issue Number: 15886
  • Status: open  
  • Source: Institute for Defense Analyses ( Steven Wartik)
  • Summary:

    I’m having trouble with the semantics of DELETE on p. 189 of the QVT Specification (v1.1). It reads in part:


    I guess I don’t understand MAKESET and BELONGSTO. First of all, <DOMAIN_K_VARIABLE_SET> is already a set, so what’s the MAKESET function do? Second, the FORALL iterates OBJVAR over the results of the same MAKESET that BELONGSTO tests. So how can BELONGSTO be false? That is, I would assume BELONGSTO is defined as follows:

    BELONGSTO(e, S) º e ÎS

    except that under this definition the expression above is always satisfied.

    Any and all help appreciated. Thank you very much.

  • Reported: QVT 1.1 — Tue, 12 Oct 2010 04:00 GMT
  • Updated: Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:31 GMT