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[tlaplus] Re: Variables with values unspecified but distinct from each other

Thank you.
For some reason if I do not bind the CHOOSE like:

x == CHOOSE a \in S : a \notin {}

Then I get an error "TLC attempted to evaluate an unbounded CHOOSE"
So something like this is closer to what I am after.

F[n \in Nat] == 0 .. n
S(n) == F[n]
P(Q) == CHOOSE n \in S(Cardinality(Q) + 1) : n \notin Q

Red == P({})
Yellow == P({Red})
Green == P({Red, Yellow})
Foo == P({Red, Yellow, Green})

I will try to simplify that F, S, and P bits... It seems like I should be able to use LET, In to combine those into a single operator.

On Monday, July 27, 2020 at 1:00:34 PM UTC-5 Leslie Lamport wrote:
If your spec contains a definition of the form

  x == CHOOSE b : b \notin S

then when you create a model for it, the Toolbox will add to the model the appropriate
incantation to substitute for x a model value named "x".  You could therefore write

   x == CHOOSE a : a \notin {}
   y == CHOOSE a : a \notin {x}
   z == CHOOSE a : a \notin {x,y}

and you won't have to do any instantiation of constants.


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