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Re: [tlaplus] Checking whether something is a record or a set?

Hello Jaak,

semantically, any value in TLA+ is a set, so isSet(x) would always return TRUE. (TLC optimizes its representation of values and will complain if you, say, use a number as a set as in the predicate "0 \in 2" – note that TLA+ leaves the semantics of this formula undefined.)

You can define the predicate

IsRecord(r) ==
  /\ DOMAIN r \subseteq STRING
  /\ r = [ fld \in DOMAIN r |-> r[fld] ]

but in practice one tends to be more interested in checking if a record is an element of a particular set of records.


> On 12 Nov 2015, at 09:30, Jaak Ristioja <jaak.r...@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Hello!
> Is it possible in TLA+ to check whether something is a record or set?
> For example:
>    Invariant == isRecord(myRecord) /\ isSet(someVariable.mySet)
> Best regards,
> Jaak
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