Class CommitActionsAttribute

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    java.lang.Cloneable, HasTypeConstraints, CommitAction, Changeable, Debuggable, DebugListener, Derivable, ModelErrorHandler, MoMLExportable, Moveable, Nameable, Settable

    public class CommitActionsAttribute
    extends AbstractActionsAttribute
    implements CommitAction
    An action that changes the state of the system. Typical commit actions set variables either in the containing FSMActor or in a state refinement. This action is contained by a transition, and is evaluated whenever that transition is taken. The evaluation is done in the postfire() method of the FSMActor that contains the transition (hereafter called "the FSM actor"). To specify an action that is executed earlier, in the fire() method, when the transition is enabled rather than taken, use the class OutputActionsAttribute.

    The value of this attribute is a semicolon separated list of commands, where each command gives a destination and a value. The actions are given by calling setExpression() with a string of the form:

     command; command; ...
    where each command has the form:
     destination = expression
    where destination is variableName, where variableName is either a variable or parameter of the FSM actor, or a variable or parameter of a refinement state. To give a variable of a refinement state, use a dotted name, as follows:

    The expression is a string giving an expression in the usual Ptolemy II expression language. The expression may include references to variables and parameters contained by the FSM actor.

    The destination can also be a port, however, this is discouraged. Commit actions are not executed until postfire(), and the Ptolemy II abstract semantics requires that outputs be produced in fire(). Nonetheless, this is supported. In this case, the destination is either

    Here, portName is the name of a port of the FSM actor, If no channelNumber is given, then the value is broadcast to all channels of the port. If destination name is given where there is both a port and a variable with that name, then the port will be used.
    Ptolemy II 8.0
    Xiaojun Liu and Edward A. Lee
    See Also:
    CommitActionsAttribute, Transition, FSMActor
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    • Constructor Detail

      • CommitActionsAttribute

        public CommitActionsAttribute​(Workspace workspace)
        Construct an action in the specified workspace with an empty string as a name. The object is added to the directory of the workspace. Increment the version number of the workspace.
        workspace - The workspace that will list the attribute.
      • CommitActionsAttribute

        public CommitActionsAttribute​(Transition transition,
                                      java.lang.String name)
                               throws IllegalActionException,
        Construct an action with the given name contained by the specified transition. The transition argument must not be null, or a NullPointerException will be thrown. This action will use the workspace of the transition for synchronization and version counts. If the name argument is null, then the name is set to the empty string. This increments the version of the workspace.
        transition - The transition that contains this action.
        name - The name of this action.
        IllegalActionException - If the action is not of an acceptable class for the container.
        NameDuplicationException - If the transition already has an attribute with the name.
    • Method Detail

      • execute

        public void execute()
                     throws IllegalActionException
        Send tokens to the designated outputs. Each token is determined by evaluating the expression portion of the action.
        execute in class AbstractActionsAttribute
        IllegalActionException - If expression evaluation fails, or the specified port is not found, or sending to one of the channels of the port throws a NoRoomException.
      • _getDestination

        protected NamedObj _getDestination​(java.lang.String name)
                                    throws IllegalActionException
        Given a destination name, return a NamedObj that matches that destination.
        Specified by:
        _getDestination in class AbstractActionsAttribute
        name - The name of the destination, or null if none is found.
        An object (like a port or a variable) with the specified name.
        IllegalActionException - If the associated FSMActor does not have a destination with the specified name.