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RE: SCXML entry order

From: Jim Barnett <Jim.Barnett@alcatel-lucent.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 13:31:11 -0800
Message-ID: <E17CAD772E76C742B645BD4DC602CD8101118285@NAHALD.us.int.genesyslab.com>
To: "Carlos Verdes" <cverdes@gmail.com>, <www-voice@w3.org>
  Those are both good questions.  The current spec is vague on both points. We will discuss this in the group and let you know what we decide.

- Jim Barnett

-----Original Message-----
From: Carlos Verdes [mailto:cverdes@gmail.com]
Sent: Tue 11/29/2011 6:53 PM
To: Jim Barnett; www-voice@w3.org
Subject: SCXML entry order
Hi Jim,

I'm trying to implement SCXML in Java, and is crazy that I started with this because I used to work for CSC with people from Alcatel and their state machine oriented platform for intelligent networking.

Now I have a simple question about entry order I hope you could answer.

If we have the state machine:
<parallel id="P">
    <state id="S1">
        <state id="S11"/>
        <state id="S12"/>
    <state id="S2">
        <state id="S21"/>
        <state id="S22"/>
         <transition event="e" target="S22" />
    <state id="S3">
        <state id="S31"/>
        <state id="S32"/>
      <transition event="e" target="S32" type="internal"/>

Which should be the entry order?

If I interprets ancestors before I should do like:

But for me it has more sense:

Which is the same as document order... which is the proper one?

And I have another question about this part of the algorithm

procedure enterStates(enabledTransitions)

for s in statesToEnter:
statesToEnter = statesToEnter.toList().sort(enterOrder)

When we add states in statesToInvoke we are not following any concrete order, however statesToEnter is an ordered set.
Should be this order the document order, or insertion order in states to enter?

To put an example with the previous configuration [P,S1,S11,S2,S21,S3,S31], event e occur:
atomicStates [S11,S21,S31]
S11 has no transition, go to parent S1, no transitions, parent P enables transition P-->S32
S2 enables transition S2-->S21
enabledTransitions[P-->S32, S2-->S21]

transition1: P-->S32 internal
ancestor-->P (t.source)
statesToEnter [S32]

getProperAncestors(S32) -->[S3]

S3 is not parallel --> next transition

transition 2: S2-->S21
ancestor --> P (LCA)

And do for s in statesToEnter:

statesToEnter = statesToEnter.toList().sort(enterOrder)
statesToEnter[S2,S3,S21,S22] or [S2,S21,S3,S31]

Could you please give me some light on this scenario please?

Carlos Verdes.

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