Your spec seems fine, assuming that there are several counters and not just the single one Id. If Id were the only one, there's no need for NextId to have a parameter; you could define it simply to equal Id' = Id + 1.I would probably eliminate the definition of NextId and simply write Id' = Id + 1 in the definition of NextAction, but that's just a matter of taste.Leslie LamportOn Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 10:36 AM, Y2i <yur...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I wanted to ask for an advice on how to model values that should auto-increment when the next value is used, similar to auto-increment of database IDs when a new record is inserted.My current thinking is:--
VARIABLES Id, ...
Init == Id = 0 /\ ...
NextId(x) == x' = x + 1
SomeAction == NextId(Id) /\ use_id_here
Is this too complicated? May be there is a simpler way to model this?
Thank you in advance,
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