CIF 3

Lift events

This CIF to CIF transformation lifts event declarations to the top level of the specification.

Supported specifications

This transformation supports a subset of CIF specifications. The following restrictions apply:

  • Component definitions and component instantiations are not supported.
  • Groups are not supported.

Preprocessing

No preprocessing is currently performed by this CIF to CIF transformation. To increase the subset of specifications that can be transformed, apply the following CIF to CIF transformations (in the given order):

Implementation details

All events declared in the automata, are lifted to the top level of the specification.

In order to be able to track the origin of the events, they are named after their absolute names. For a group x, with a group y, with an event e, the absolute name of the event is x.y.e. The event is lifted to the top level of the specification, and named x_y_e.

For instance, this specification:

event e;

automaton a:
  event e;
  location;
end

group b:
  automaton c:
    event e;
    location;
  end
end

is transformed to the following specification:

event e;
event a_e;
event b_c_e;

automaton a:
  location;
end

group b:
  automaton c:
    location;
  end
end

Renaming

Since events of the automata are merged with the declarations of the specification, renaming may be necessary to ensure uniquely named declarations. For instance, for a group x, with a group y, with an event e, the absolute name of the event is x.y.e. The event is lifted to the top level of the specification, and renamed to x_y_e. However, if the specification already contains a declaration of a constant, automaton, other event, etc, named x_y_e, then the lifted event is renamed to x_y_e2 instead. If that name is also already in use, it is renamed to x_y_e3, etc.

Whenever renaming takes place, a warning is be printed to the console.

Size considerations

Events are lifted, which essentially means they are moved. The size of the specification does not increase.

Optimality

n/a