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Re: [tlaplus] Record: test for field

Assuming you have a constant null that you'd like to return as a default value, you can define an operator such as

AccessField(r,f) ==
  IF f \in DOMAIN r THEN r[f] ELSE null

and then write AccessField(r, "A") instead of r["A"]. Remember that records are functions.


> On 29 Jan 2019, at 07:59, Philipp Frank <phil....@xxxxxx> wrote:
> Given a record
>    r ==  [C |-> "B"]
> how can I use a "default" / fallback value for non-existing keys?
> Currently, using r["A"] results in a runtime error 'Attempted to apply the record[C |-> "B"] to nonexistent record field A.'
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