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Class UML 2.3::StateMachine

Description:

State machines can be used to express the behavior of part of a system. Behavior is modeled as a traversal of a graph of state nodes interconnected by one or more joined transition arcs that are triggered by the dispatching of series of (event) occurrences. During this traversal, the state machine executes a series of activities associated with various elements of the state machine.

Direct Superclasses: Behavior

Direct Subclasses: ProtocolStateMachine

Class Precedence List: StateMachine, Behavior, Class, EncapsulatedClassifier, StructuredClassifier, BehavioredClassifier, Classifier, TemplateableElement, Type, PackageableElement, ParameterableElement, Namespace, RedefinableElement, NamedElement, Element

Properties:

connectionPoint : Pseudostate (0 *); -- source StateMachine
extendedStateMachine : StateMachine (0 *); -- source StateMachine
region : Region (1 *); -- source StateMachine
submachineState : State (0 *); -- source StateMachine
context : BehavioredClassifier (0 1); -- source Behavior
isReentrant : Boolean (1 1); -- source Behavior
ownedParameter : Parameter (0 *); -- source Behavior
ownedParameterSet : ParameterSet (0 *); -- source Behavior
postcondition : Constraint (0 *); -- source Behavior
precondition : Constraint (0 *); -- source Behavior
redefinedBehavior : Behavior (0 *); -- source Behavior
specification : BehavioralFeature (0 1); -- source Behavior
extension : Extension (0 *); -- source Class
isAbstract : Boolean (1 1); -- source Class
isActive : Boolean (1 1); -- source Class
nestedClassifier : Classifier (0 *); -- source Class
ownedAttribute : Property (0 *); -- source Class
ownedOperation : Operation (0 *); -- source Class
ownedReception : Reception (0 *); -- source Class
superClass : Class (0 *); -- source Class
ownedPort : Port (0 *); -- source EncapsulatedClassifier
ownedConnector : Connector (0 *); -- source StructuredClassifier
part : Property (0 *); -- source StructuredClassifier
role : ConnectableElement (0 *); -- source StructuredClassifier
classifierBehavior : Behavior (0 1); -- source BehavioredClassifier
interfaceRealization : InterfaceRealization (0 *); -- source BehavioredClassifier
ownedBehavior : Behavior (0 *); -- source BehavioredClassifier
ownedTrigger : Trigger (0 *); -- source BehavioredClassifier
attribute : Property (0 *); -- source Classifier
collaborationUse : CollaborationUse (0 *); -- source Classifier

References the collaboration uses owned by the classifier.
{composite}
Subsets: Element.ownedElement

feature : Feature (0 *); -- source Classifier
generalization : Generalization (0 *); -- source Classifier
inheritedMember : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Classifier
isFinalSpecialization : Boolean (1 1); -- source Classifier
ownedTemplateSignature : RedefinableTemplateSignature (0 1); -- source Classifier
ownedUseCase : UseCase (0 *); -- source Classifier
powertypeExtent : GeneralizationSet (0 *); -- source Classifier
redefinedClassifier : Classifier (0 *); -- source Classifier
representation : CollaborationUse (0 1); -- source Classifier
substitution : Substitution (0 *); -- source Classifier
templateParameter : ClassifierTemplateParameter (0 1); -- source Classifier
useCase : UseCase (0 *); -- source Classifier
templateBinding : TemplateBinding (0 *); -- source TemplateableElement
package : Package (0 1); -- source Type
visibility : VisibilityKind (1 1); -- source PackageableElement
owningTemplateParameter : TemplateParameter (0 1); -- source ParameterableElement
elementImport : ElementImport (0 *); -- source Namespace
importedMember : PackageableElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
member : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
ownedMember : NamedElement (0 *); -- source Namespace
ownedRule : Constraint (0 *); -- source Namespace
packageImport : PackageImport (0 *); -- source Namespace
isLeaf : Boolean (1 1); -- source RedefinableElement
redefinedElement : RedefinableElement (0 *); -- source RedefinableElement
redefinitionContext : Classifier (0 *); -- source RedefinableElement
clientDependency : Dependency (0 *); -- source NamedElement
name : String (0 1); -- source NamedElement
nameExpression : StringExpression (0 1); -- source NamedElement
namespace : Namespace (0 1); -- source NamedElement
qualifiedName : String (0 1); -- source NamedElement
ownedComment : Comment (0 *); -- source Element
ownedElement : Element (0 *); -- source Element
owner : Element (0 1); -- source Element

Constraints:

Signature: method() : Boolean;
Description: A state machine as the method for a behavioral feature cannot have entry/exit connection points.
Expression: specification->notEmpty() implies connectionPoint->isEmpty()

Signature: context_classifier() : Boolean;
Description: The context classifier of the method state machine of a behavioral feature must be the classifier that owns the behavioral feature.
Expression: specification->notEmpty() implies (context->notEmpty() and specification->featuringClassifier->exists (c | c = context))

Signature: connection_points() : Boolean;
Description: The connection points of a state machine are pseudostates of kind entry point or exit point.
The OCL used here is not normative.
Editor's notes: connectionPoint not conectionPoint
Expression: connectionPoint->forAll (c | c.kind = #entryPoint or c.kind = #exitPoint)
Original: conectionPoint->forAll (c | c.kind = #entryPoint or c.kind = #exitPoint)

Signature: classifier_context() : Boolean;
Description: The classifier context of a state machine cannot be an interface.
Expression: context->notEmpty() implies not context.oclIsKindOf(Interface)

Operations:

Signature: isRedefinitionContextValid(redefined : StateMachine; ) : Boolean;
Description: The query isRedefinitionContextValid() specifies whether the redefinition contexts of a statemachine are properly related to the redefinition contexts of the specified statemachine to allow this element to redefine the other. The containing classifier of a redefining statemachine must redefine the containing classifier of the redefined statemachine.
Expression: result = true

Signature: isConsistentWith(redefinee : RedefinableElement; ) : Boolean;
Description: The query isConsistentWith() specifies that a redefining state machine is consistent with a redefined state machine provided that the redefining state machine is an extension of the redefined state machine: Regions are inherited and regions can be added, inherited regions can be redefined. In case of multiple redefining state machines, extension implies that the redefining state machine gets orthogonal regions for each of the redefined state machines.
Expression: result = true

Signature: ancestor(s1 : State; s2 : State; ) : Boolean;
Description: The query ancestor(s1, s2) checks whether s1 is an ancestor state of state s2.
Expression: result = if (s2 = s1) then true else if (s2.container->isEmpty() or not s2.container.owner.oclIsKindOf(State)) then false else ancestor(s1, s2.container.owner.oclAsType(State)) endif endif

Signature: LCA(s1 : State; s2 : State; ) : Namespace;
Description: The operation LCA(s1,s2) returns an orthogonal state or region which is the least common ancestor of states s1 and s2, based on the statemachine containment hierarchy.
Expression: true



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