From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-02-14 10:05:10
"Alexander Nasonov" <alnsn_at_[hidden]> writes:
> David Abrahams wrote:
>> Okay, but what's the value of modeling an is-a relationship between
>> states? In a FSM, states are distinct. One state is-not-a nother
> Dog is-a Animal at modelling state.
Sorry, I don't understand the meaning of "at modelling state." Oh,
you mean "at modelling stage?"
> At runtime
> Dog dog;
> is not-a
> Animal animal;
> Likewise, Running state is-a Active state at modelling stage.
So it's just a way of classifying states with common properties?
>> AFAICT it seems to be a way of grouping states, or perhaps of
>> emulating substates, so you can avoid writing the transitions
>> that a group of states has in common (?)
That's a clever approach to dealing with substates. I'm not sure it
works for every case, but then, the details of how substates are
supposed to work have always eluded me.
I still don't see how you can keep associated data stored in the
Active base sub-object alive across all the other active states, at
least not without copying it.
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