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msm/front/common_states.hpp

This header contains the predefined types to serve as base for states or state machines:

  • default_base_state: non-polymorphic empty type.

  • polymorphic_state: type with a virtual destructor, which makes all states polymorphic.

msm/front/completion_event.hpp

This header contains one type, none. This type has several meanings inside a transition table:

  • as action or guard: that there is no action or guard

  • as target state: that the transition is an internal transition

  • as event: the transition is an anonymous (completion) transition

msm/front/functor_row.hpp

This header implements the functor front-end's transitions and helpers.

Row

definition

 template <class Source,class Event,class Target,class
                                    Action,class Guard> Row {
}

tags

row_type_tag is defined differently for every specialization:

  • all 5 template parameters means a normal transition with action and guard: typedef row_tag row_type_tag;

  • Row<Source,Event,Target,none,none> a normal transition without action or guard: typedef _row_tag row_type_tag;

  • Row<Source,Event,Target,Action,none> a normal transition without guard: typedef a_row_tag row_type_tag;

  • Row<Source,Event,Target,none,Guard> a normal transition without action: typedef g_row_tag row_type_tag;

  • Row<Source,Event,none,Action,none> an internal transition without guard: typedef a_irow_tag row_type_tag;

  • Row<Source,Event,none,none,Guard> an internal transition without action: typedef g_irow_tag row_type_tag;

  • Row<Source,Event,none,none,Guard> an internal transition with action and guard: typedef irow_tag row_type_tag;

  • Row<Source,Event,none,none,none> an internal transition without action or guard: typedef _irow_tag row_type_tag;

methods

Like any other front-end, Row implements the two necessary static functions for action and guard call. Each function receives as parameter the (deepest-level) state machine processsing the event, the event itself, the source and target states and all the states contained in a state machine.

template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static void action_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 
template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static bool guard_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 

Internal

definition

 template <class Event,class Action,class Guard>
                                    Internal {
}

tags

row_type_tag is defined differently for every specialization:

  • all 3 template parameters means an internal transition with action and guard: typedef sm_i_row_tag row_type_tag;

  • Internal<Event,none,none> an internal transition without action or guard: typedef sm__i_row_tag row_type_tag;

  • Internal<Event,Action,none> an internal transition without guard: typedef sm_a_i_row_tag row_type_tag;

  • Internal<Event,none,Guard> an internal transition without action: typedef sm_g_i_row_tag row_type_tag;

methods

Like any other front-end, Internal implements the two necessary static functions for action and guard call. Each function receives as parameter the (deepest-level) state machine processsing the event, the event itself, the source and target states and all the states contained in a state machine.

template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static void action_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 
template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static bool guard_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 

ActionSequence_

This functor calls every element of the template Sequence (which are also callable functors) in turn. It is also the underlying implementation of the eUML sequence grammar (action1,action2,...).

definition

 template <class Sequence> ActionSequence_ {
}

methods

This helper functor is made for use in a transition table and in a state behavior and therefore implements an operator() with 3 and with 4 arguments:

template <class Evt,class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState> operator()(); 
Evt const& ,Fsm& ,SourceState& ,TargetState& ;
 

template <class Evt,class Fsm,class State> operator()(); 
Evt const&, Fsm&, State&;
 

Defer

definition

 Defer {
}

methods

This helper functor is made for use in a transition table and therefore implements an operator() with 4 arguments:

template <class Evt,class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState> operator()(); 
Evt const&, Fsm& , SourceState&, TargetState&;
 

msm/front/internal_row.hpp

This header implements the internal transition rows for use inside an internal_transition_table. All these row types have no source or target state, as the backend will recognize internal transitions from this internal_transition_table.

methods

Like any other front-end, the following transition row types implements the two necessary static functions for action and guard call. Each function receives as parameter the (deepest-level) state machine processsing the event, the event itself, the source and target states and all the states contained in a state machine.

template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static void action_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 
template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static bool guard_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 

a_internal

definition

This is an internal transition with an action called during the transition.

 template< class Event, class CalledForAction, void
                                    (CalledForAction::*action)(Event const&)>
                                    a_internal {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the internal transition.

  • CalledForAction: the type on which the action method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • action: a pointer to the method which CalledForAction provides.

g_internal

This is an internal transition with a guard called before the transition and allowing the transition if returning true.

definition

 template< class Event, class CalledForGuard, bool
                                    (CalledForGuard::*guard)(Event const&)>
                                    g_internal {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the internal transition.

  • CalledForGuard: the type on which the guard method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • guard: a pointer to the method which CalledForGuard provides.

internal

This is an internal transition with a guard called before the transition and allowing the transition if returning true. It also calls an action called during the transition.

definition

 template< class Event, class CalledForAction, void
                                    (CalledForAction::*action)(Event const&), class
                                    CalledForGuard, bool (CalledForGuard::*guard)(Event const&)>
                                    internal {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the internal transition

  • CalledForAction: the type on which the action method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • action: a pointer to the method which CalledForAction provides.

  • CalledForGuard: the type on which the guard method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • guard: a pointer to the method which CalledForGuard provides.

_internal

This is an internal transition without action or guard. This is equivalent to an explicit "ignore event".

definition

 template< class Event > _internal {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the internal transition.

msm/front/row2.hpp

This header contains the variants of row2, which are an extension of the standard row transitions for use in the transition table. They offer the possibility to define action and guard not only in the state machine, but in any state of the state machine. They can also be used in internal transition tables through their irow2 variants.

methods

Like any other front-end, the following transition row types implements the two necessary static functions for action and guard call. Each function receives as parameter the (deepest-level) state machine processsing the event, the event itself, the source and target states and all the states contained in a state machine.

template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static void action_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 
template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static bool guard_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 

_row2

This is a transition without action or guard. The state machine only changes active state.

definition

 template< class Source, class Event, class Target >
                                    _row2 {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • Target: the target state of the transition.

a_row2

This is a transition with action and without guard.

definition

 template< class Source, class Event, class Target,
                                 {
}
 class CalledForAction, void
                                    (CalledForAction::*action)(Event const&) > _row2 {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • Target: the target state of the transition.

  • CalledForAction: the type on which the action method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • action: a pointer to the method which CalledForAction provides.

g_row2

This is a transition with guard and without action.

definition

 template< class Source, class Event, class Target,
                                 {
}
 class CalledForGuard, bool (CalledForGuard::*guard)(Event
                                    const&) > _row2 {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • Target: the target state of the transition.

  • CalledForGuard: the type on which the guard method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • guard: a pointer to the method which CalledForGuard provides.

row2

This is a transition with guard and action.

definition

 template< class Source, class Event, class Target,
                                 {
}
 class CalledForAction, void
                                    (CalledForAction::*action)(Event const&),  {
}
 class CalledForGuard, bool (CalledForGuard::*guard)(Event
                                    const&) > _row2 {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • Target: the target state of the transition.

  • CalledForAction: the type on which the action method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • action: a pointer to the method which CalledForAction provides.

  • CalledForGuard: the type on which the guard method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • guard: a pointer to the method which CalledForGuard provides.

a_irow2

This is an internal transition for use inside a transition table, with action and without guard.

definition

 template< class Source, class Event,  {
}
 class CalledForAction, void
                                    (CalledForAction::*action)(Event const&) > _row2 {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • CalledForAction: the type on which the action method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • action: a pointer to the method which CalledForAction provides.

g_irow2

This is an internal transition for use inside a transition table, with guard and without action.

definition

 template< class Source, class Event,  {
}
 class CalledForGuard, bool (CalledForGuard::*guard)(Event
                                    const&) > _row2 {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • CalledForGuard: the type on which the guard method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • guard: a pointer to the method which CalledForGuard provides.

irow2

This is an internal transition for use inside a transition table, with guard and action.

definition

 template< class Source, class Event,  {
}
 class CalledForAction, void
                                    (CalledForAction::*action)(Event const&),  {
}
 class CalledForGuard, bool (CalledForGuard::*guard)(Event
                                    const&) > _row2 {
}

template parameters

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • CalledForAction: the type on which the action method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • action: a pointer to the method which CalledForAction provides.

  • CalledForGuard: the type on which the guard method will be called. It can be either a state of the containing state machine or the state machine itself.

  • guard: a pointer to the method which CalledForGuard provides.

msm/front/state_machine_def.hpp

This header provides the implementation of the basic front-end. It contains one type, state_machine_def

state_machine_def definition

This type is the basic class for a basic (or possibly any other) front-end. It provides the standard row types (which includes internal transitions) and a default implementation of the required methods and typedefs.

 template <class Derived,class BaseState =
                                default_base_state> state_machine_def {
}

typedefs

  • flag_list: by default, no flag is set in the state machine

  • deferred_events: by default, no event is deferred.

  • configuration: by default, no configuration customization is done.

row methods

Like any other front-end, the following transition row types implements the two necessary static functions for action and guard call. Each function receives as parameter the (deepest-level) state machine processsing the event, the event itself, the source and target states and all the states contained in a state machine (ignored).

template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static void action_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 
template <class Fsm,class SourceState,class TargetState, class AllStates> static bool guard_call(); 
(Fsm& fsm,Event const& evt,SourceState&,TargetState,AllStates&) ;
 

a_row

This is a transition with action and without guard.

template< class Source, class Event, class Target, void (Derived::*action)(Event const&) > a_row

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • Target: the target state of the transition.

  • action: a pointer to the method provided by the concrete front-end (represented by Derived).

g_row

This is a transition with guard and without action.

template< class Source, class Event, class Target, bool (Derived::*guard)(Event const&) > g_row

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • Target: the target state of the transition.

  • guard: a pointer to the method provided by the concrete front-end (represented by Derived).

row

This is a transition with guard and action.

template< class Source, class Event, class Target, void (Derived::*action)(Event const&), bool (Derived::*guard)(Event const&) > row

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • Target: the target state of the transition.

  • action: a pointer to the method provided by the concrete front-end (represented by Derived).

  • guard: a pointer to the method provided by the concrete front-end (represented by Derived).

_row

This is a transition without action or guard. The state machine only changes active state.

template< class Source, class Event, class Target > _row

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • Target: the target state of the transition.

a_irow

This is an internal transition for use inside a transition table, with action and without guard.

template< class Source, class Event, void (Derived::*action)(Event const&) > a_irow

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • action: a pointer to the method provided by the concrete front-end (represented by Derived).

g_irow

This is an internal transition for use inside a transition table, with guard and without action.

template< class Source, class Event, bool (Derived::*guard)(Event const&) > g_irow

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • guard: a pointer to the method provided by the concrete front-end (represented by Derived).

irow

This is an internal transition for use inside a transition table, with guard and action.

template< class Source, class Event, void (Derived::*action)(Event const&), bool (Derived::*guard)(Event const&) > irow

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

  • action: a pointer to the method provided by the concrete front-end (represented by Derived).

  • guard: a pointer to the method provided by the concrete front-end (represented by Derived).

_irow

This is an internal transition without action or guard. As it does nothing, it means "ignore event".

template< class Source, class Event > _irow

  • Event: the event triggering the transition.

  • Source: the source state of the transition.

methods

state_machine_def provides a default implementation in case of an event which cannot be processed by a state machine (no transition found). The implementation is using a BOOST_ASSERT so that the error will only be noticed in debug mode. Overwrite this method in your implementation to change the behavior.

template <class Fsm,class Event> static void no_transition(); 
(Event const& ,Fsm&, int state) ;
 

state_machine_def provides a default implementation in case an exception is thrown by a state (entry/exit) or transition (action/guard) behavior. The implementation is using a BOOST_ASSERT so that the error will only be noticed in debug mode. Overwrite this method in your implementation to change the behavior. This method will be called only if exception handling is not deactivated (default) by defining has_no_message_queue.

template <class Fsm,class Event> static void exception_caught(); 
(Event const& ,Fsm&, std::exception&) ;
 

msm/front/states.hpp

This header provides the different states (except state machines) for the basic front-end (or mixed with other front-ends).

types

This header provides the following types:

no_sm_ptr

deprecated: default policy for states. It means that states do not need to save a pointer to their containing state machine.

sm_ptr

deprecated: state policy. It means that states need to save a pointer to their containing state machine. When seeing this flag, the back-end will call set_sm_ptr(fsm*) and give itself as argument.

state

Basic type for simple states. Inherit from this type to define a simple state. The first argument is needed if you want your state (and all others used in a concrete state machine) to inherit a basic type for logging or providing a common behavior.

 template<class Base = default_base_state,class
                                    SMPtrPolicy = no_sm_ptr> state {
}

terminate_state

Basic type for terminate states. Inherit from this type to define a terminate state. The first argument is needed if you want your state (and all others used in a concrete state machine) to inherit a basic type for logging or providing a common behavior.

 template<class Base = default_base_state,class
                                    SMPtrPolicy = no_sm_ptr> terminate_state {
}

interrupt_state

Basic type for interrupt states. Interrupt states prevent any further event handling until EndInterruptEvent is sent. Inherit from this type to define a terminate state. The first argument is the name of the event ending the interrupt. The second argument is needed if you want your state (and all others used in a concrete state machine) to inherit a basic type for logging or providing a common behavior.

 template<class EndInterruptEvent,class Base =
                                    default_base_state, {
}
 class SMPtrPolicy = no_sm_ptr>
                                    interrupt_state {
}

explicit_entry

Inherit from this type in addition to the desired state type to enable this state for direct entering. The template parameter gives the region id of the state (regions are numbered in the order of the initial_state typedef).

 template <int ZoneIndex=-1> explicit_entry {
}

entry_pseudo_state

Basic type for entry pseudo states. Entry pseudo states are an predefined entry into a submachine and connect two transitions. The first argument is the id of the region entered by this state (regions are numbered in the order of the initial_state typedef). The second argument is needed if you want your state (and all others used in a concrete state machine) to inherit a basic type for logging or providing a common behavior.

 template<int RegionIndex=-1,class Base =
                                    default_base_state, {
}
 class SMPtrPolicy = no_sm_ptr>
                                    entry_pseudo_state {
}

exit_pseudo_state

Basic type for exit pseudo states. Exit pseudo states are an predefined exit from a submachine and connect two transitions. The first argument is the name of the event which will be "thrown" out of the exit point. This event does not need to be the same as the one sent by the inner region but must be convertible from it. The second argument is needed if you want your state (and all others used in a concrete state machine) to inherit a basic type for logging or providing a common behavior.

 template<class Event,class Base =
                                    default_base_state, {
}
 class SMPtrPolicy = no_sm_ptr>
                                    exit_pseudo_state {
}

msm/front/euml/euml.hpp

This header includes all of eUML except the STL functors.

msm/front/euml/stl.hpp

This header includes all the functors for STL support in eUML. These tables show a full description.

msm/front/euml/algorithm.hpp

This header includes all the functors for STL algorithms support in eUML. These tables show a full description.

msm/front/euml/iteration.hpp

This header includes iteration functors for STL support in eUML. This tables shows a full description.

msm/front/euml/querying.hpp

This header includes querying functors for STL support in eUML. This tables shows a full description.

msm/front/euml/transformation.hpp

This header includes transformation functors for STL support in eUML. This tables shows a full description.

msm/front/euml/container.hpp

This header includes container functors for STL support in eUML (functors calling container methods). This tables shows a full description. It also provides npos for strings.

Npos_<container type>

Functor returning npos for transition or state behaviors. Like all constants, only the functor form exists, so parenthesis are necessary. Example:

string_find_(event_(m_song),Char_<'S'>(),Size_t_<0>()) != Npos_<string>() // compare result of string::find with npos

msm/front/euml/stt_grammar.hpp

This header provides the transition table grammars. This includes internal transition tables.

functions

build_stt

The function build_stt evaluates the grammar-conform expression as parameter. It returns a transition table, which is a mpl::vector of transitions (rows) or, if the expression is ill-formed (does not match the grammar), the type invalid_type, which will lead to a compile-time static assertion when this transition table is passed to a state machine.

template<class Expr> [mpl::vector<...> / msm::front::euml::invalid_type] build_stt(); 
Expr const& expr;
 

build_internal_stt

The function build_internal_stt evaluates the grammar-conform expression as parameter. It returns a transition table, which is a mpl::vector of transitions (rows) or, if the expression is ill-formed (does not match the grammar), the type invalid_type, which will lead to a compile-time static assertion when this transition table is passed to a state machine.

template<class Expr> [mpl::vector<...> / msm::front::euml::invalid_type] build_internal_stt(); 
Expr const& expr;
 

grammars

transition table

The transition table accepts the following grammar:

Stt := Row | (Stt ',' Stt)
Row := (Target '==' (SourcePlusEvent)) /* first syntax*/
       | ( (SourcePlusEvent) '==' Target ) /* second syntax*/
       | (SourcePlusEvent) /* internal transitions */
SourcePlusEvent := (BuildSource '+' BuildEvent)/* standard transition*/ 
                   | (BuildSource) /* anonymous transition */
BuildSource := state_tag | (state_tag '/' Action) | (state_tag '[' Guard ']') 
            | (state_tag '[' Guard ']' '/' Action)
BuildEvent := event_tag | (event_tag '/' Action) | (event_tag '[' Guard ']') 
            | (event_tag '[' Guard ']' '/' Action)

The grammars Action and Guard are defined in state_grammar.hpp and guard_grammar.hpp respectively. state_tag and event_tag are inherited from euml_state (or other state variants) and euml_event respectively. For example, following declarations are possible:

target == source + event [guard] / action,
source + event [guard] / action == target,
source + event [guard] / (action1,action2) == target,
target == source + event [guard] / (action1,action2),
target == source + event,
source + event == target,
target == source + event [guard],
source + event [guard] == target,
target == source + event / action,
source + event /action == target,
source / action == target, /*anonymous transition*/
target == source / action, /*anonymous transition*/
source + event /action, /* internal transition*/

internal transition table

The internal transition table accepts the following grammar:

IStt := BuildEvent | (IStt ',' IStt)

BuildEvent being defined for both internal and standard transition tables.

msm/front/euml/guard_grammar.hpp

This header contains the Guard grammar used in the previous section. This grammar is long but pretty simple:

Guard := action_tag | (Guard '&&' Guard) 
        | (Guard '||' Guard) | ... /* operators*/
        | (if_then_else_(Guard,Guard,Guard)) | (function (Action,...Action))

Most C++ operators are supported (address-of is not). With function is meant any eUML predefined function or any self-made (using MSM_EUML_METHOD or MSM_EUML_FUNCTION). Action is a grammar defined in state_grammar.hpp.

msm/front/euml/state_grammar.hpp

This header provides the grammar for actions and the different grammars and functions to build states using eUML.

action grammar

Like the guard grammar, this grammar supports relevant C++ operators and eUML functions:

Action := action_tag | (Action '+' Action) 
          | ('--' Action) | ... /* operators*/
          | if_then_else_(Guard,Action,Action) | if_then_(Action) 
          | while_(Guard,Action) 
          | do_while_(Guard,Action) | for_(Action,Guard,Action,Action) 
          | (function(Action,...Action))
ActionSequence := Action | (Action ',' Action)

Relevant operators are: ++ (post/pre), -- (post/pre), dereferencing, + (unary/binary), - (unary/binary), *, /, %, &(bitwise), | (bitwise), ^(bitwise), +=, -=, *=, /=, %=, <<=, >>=, <<, >>, =, [].

attributes

This grammar is used to add attributes to states (or state machines) or events: It evaluates to a fusion::map. You can use two forms:

  • attributes_ << no_attributes_

  • attributes_ << attribute_1 << ... << attribute_n

Attributes can be of any default-constructible type (fusion requirement).

configure

This grammar also has two forms:

  • configure_ << no_configure_

  • configure_ << type_1 << ... << type_n

This grammar is used to create inside one syntax:

  • flags: configure_ << some_flag where some_flag inherits from euml_flag<some_flag> or is defined using BOOST_MSM_EUML_FLAG.

  • deferred events: configure_ << some_event where some_event inherits from euml_event<some_event> or is defined using BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT or BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT_WITH_ATTRIBUTES.

  • configuration (message queue, manual deferring, exception handling): configure_ << some_config where some_config inherits from euml_config<some_config>. At the moment, three predefined objects exist (in msm//front/euml/common.hpp):

    • no_exception: disable catching exceptions

    • no_msg_queue: disable message queue

    • deferred_events: manually enable handling of deferred events

initial states

The grammar to define initial states for a state machine is: init_ << state_1 << ... << state_n where state_1...state_n inherit from euml_state or is defined using BOOST_MSM_EUML_STATE, BOOST_MSM_EUML_INTERRUPT_STATE, BOOST_MSM_EUML_TERMINATE_STATE, BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXPLICIT_ENTRY_STATE, BOOST_MSM_EUML_ENTRY_STATE or BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXIT_STATE.

functions

build_sm

This function has several overloads. The return type is not relevant to you as only decltype (return type) is what one needs.

Defines a state machine without entry or exit:

template <class StateNameTag,class Stt,class Init> func_state_machine<...> build_sm(); 
Stt ,Init;
 

Defines a state machine with entry behavior:

template <class StateNameTag,class Stt,class Init,class Expr1> func_state_machine<...> build_sm(); 
Stt ,Init,Expr1 const&;
 

Defines a state machine with entry and exit behaviors:

template <class StateNameTag,class Stt,class Init,class Expr1, class Expr2> func_state_machine<...> build_sm(); 
Stt ,Init,Expr1 const&,Expr2 const&;
 

Defines a state machine with entry, exit behaviors and attributes:

template <class StateNameTag,class Stt,class Init,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes> func_state_machine<...> build_sm(); 
Stt ,Init,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&;
 

Defines a state machine with entry, exit behaviors, attributes and configuration (deferred events, flags):

template <class StateNameTag,class Stt,class Init,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure> func_state_machine<...> build_sm(); 
Stt ,Init,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&;
 

Defines a state machine with entry, exit behaviors, attributes, configuration (deferred events, flags) and a base state:

template <class StateNameTag,class Stt,class Init,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure, class Base> func_state_machine<...> build_sm(); 
Stt ,Init,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&, Base;
 

Notice that this function requires the extra parameter class StateNameTag to disambiguate state machines having the same parameters but still being different.

build_state

This function has several overloads. The return type is not relevant to you as only decltype (return type) is what one needs.

Defines a simple state without entry or exit:

func_state<class StateNameTag,...> build_state(); 
;
 

Defines a simple state with entry behavior:

template <class StateNameTag,class Expr1> func_state<...> build_state(); 
Expr1 const&;
 

Defines a simple state with entry and exit behaviors:

template <class StateNameTag,class Expr1, class Expr2> func_state<...> build_state(); 
Expr1 const&,Expr2 const&;
 

Defines a simple state with entry, exit behaviors and attributes:

template <class StateNameTag,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes> func_state<...> build_state(); 
Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&;
 

Defines a simple state with entry, exit behaviors, attributes and configuration (deferred events, flags):

template <class StateNameTag,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure> func_state<...> build_state(); 
Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&;
 

Defines a simple state with entry, exit behaviors, attributes, configuration (deferred events, flags) and a base state:

template <class StateNameTag,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure, class Base> func_state<...> build_state(); 
Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&, Base;
 

Notice that this function requires the extra parameter class StateNameTag to disambiguate states having the same parameters but still being different.

build_terminate_state

This function has the same overloads as build_state.

build_interrupt_state

This function has several overloads. The return type is not relevant to you as only decltype (return type) is what one needs.

Defines an interrupt state without entry or exit:

template <class StateNameTag,class EndInterruptEvent> func_state<...> build_interrupt_state(); 
EndInterruptEvent const&;
 

Defines an interrupt state with entry behavior:

template <class StateNameTag,class EndInterruptEvent,class Expr1> func_state<...> build_interrupt_state(); 
EndInterruptEvent const&,Expr1 const&;
 

Defines an interrupt state with entry and exit behaviors:

template <class StateNameTag,class EndInterruptEvent,class Expr1, class Expr2> func_state<...> build_interrupt_state(); 
EndInterruptEvent const&,Expr1 const&,Expr2 const&;
 

Defines an interrupt state with entry, exit behaviors and attributes:

template <class StateNameTag,class EndInterruptEvent,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes> func_state<...> build_interrupt_state(); 
EndInterruptEvent const&,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&;
 

Defines an interrupt state with entry, exit behaviors, attributes and configuration (deferred events, flags):

template <class StateNameTag,class EndInterruptEvent,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure> func_state<...> build_interrupt_state(); 
EndInterruptEvent const&,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&;
 

Defines an interrupt state with entry, exit behaviors, attributes, configuration (deferred events, flags) and a base state:

template <class StateNameTag,class EndInterruptEvent,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure, class Base> func_state<...> build_interrupt_state(); 
EndInterruptEvent const&,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&, Base;
 

Notice that this function requires the extra parameter class StateNameTag to disambiguate states having the same parameters but still being different.

build_entry_state

This function has several overloads. The return type is not relevant to you as only decltype (return type) is what one needs.

Defines an entry pseudo state without entry or exit:

template <class StateNameTag,int RegionIndex> entry_func_state<...> build_entry_state(); 
;
 

Defines an entry pseudo state with entry behavior:

template <class StateNameTag,int RegionIndex,class Expr1> entry_func_state<...> build_entry_state(); 
Expr1 const&;
 

Defines an entry pseudo state with entry and exit behaviors:

template <class StateNameTag,int RegionIndex,class Expr1, class Expr2> entry_func_state<...> build_entry_state(); 
Expr1 const&,Expr2 const&;
 

Defines an entry pseudo state with entry, exit behaviors and attributes:

template <class StateNameTag,int RegionIndex,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes> entry_func_state<...> build_entry_state(); 
Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&;
 

Defines an entry pseudo state with entry, exit behaviors, attributes and configuration (deferred events, flags):

template <class StateNameTag,int RegionIndex,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure> entry_func_state<...> build_entry_state(); 
Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&;
 

Defines an entry pseudo state with entry, exit behaviors, attributes, configuration (deferred events, flags) and a base state:

template <class StateNameTag,int RegionIndex,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure, class Base> entry_func_state<...> build_entry_state(); 
Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&, Base;
 

Notice that this function requires the extra parameter class StateNameTag to disambiguate states having the same parameters but still being different.

build_exit_state

This function has several overloads. The return type is not relevant to you as only decltype (return type) is what one needs.

Defines an exit pseudo state without entry or exit:

template <class StateNameTag,class Event> exit_func_state<...> build_exit_state(); 
Event const&;
 

Defines an exit pseudo state with entry behavior:

template <class StateNameTag,class Event,class Expr1> exit_func_state<...> build_exit_state(); 
Event const&,Expr1 const&;
 

Defines an exit pseudo state with entry and exit behaviors:

template <class StateNameTag,class Event,class Expr1, class Expr2> exit_func_state<...> build_exit_state(); 
Event const&,Expr1 const&,Expr2 const&;
 

Defines an exit pseudo state with entry, exit behaviors and attributes:

template <class StateNameTag,class Event,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes> exit_func_state<...> build_exit_state(); 
Event const&,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&;
 

Defines an exit pseudo state with entry, exit behaviors, attributes and configuration (deferred events, flags):

template <class StateNameTag,class Event,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure> exit_func_state<...> build_exit_state(); 
Event const&,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&;
 

Defines an exit pseudo state with entry, exit behaviors, attributes, configuration (deferred events, flags) and a base state:

template <class StateNameTag,class Event,class Expr1, class Expr2, class Attributes, class Configure, class Base> exit_func_state<...> build_exit_state(); 
Event const&,Expr1 const&, Expr2 const&, Attributes const&, Configure const&, Base;
 

Notice that this function requires the extra parameter class StateNameTag to disambiguate states having the same parameters but still being different.

build_explicit_entry_state

This function has the same overloads as build_entry_state and explicit_entry_func_state as return type.

msm/front/euml/common.hpp

types

euml_event

The basic type for events with eUML.

 template <class EventName> euml_event; {
}
struct play : euml_event<play>{};

euml_state

The basic type for states with eUML. You will usually not use this type directly as it is easier to use BOOST_MSM_EUML_STATE, BOOST_MSM_EUML_INTERRUPT_STATE, BOOST_MSM_EUML_TERMINATE_STATE, BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXPLICIT_ENTRY_STATE, BOOST_MSM_EUML_ENTRY_STATE or BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXIT_STATE.

 template <class StateName> euml_state; {
}

You can however use this type directly if you want to provide your state with extra functions or provide entry or exit behaviors without functors, for example:

struct Empty : public msm::front::state<> , public euml_state<Empty> 
{
    void foo() {...}
    template <class Event,class Fsm>
    void on_entry(Event const& evt,Fsm& fsm){...}
};

euml_flag

The basic type for flags with eUML.

 template <class FlagName> euml_flag; {
}
struct PlayingPaused: euml_flag<PlayingPaused>{};

euml_action

The basic type for state or transition behaviors and guards with eUML.

 template <class AcionName> euml_action; {
}
struct close_drawer : euml_action<close_drawer>
{
    template <class Fsm,class Evt,class SourceState,class TargetState>
    void operator()(Evt const& , Fsm&, SourceState& ,TargetState& ) {...}
};

Or, as state entry or exit behavior:

struct Playing_Entry : euml_action<Playing_Entry>
{
    template <class Event,class Fsm,class State>
    void operator()(Event const&,Fsm& fsm,State& ){...}
};

euml_config

The basic type for configuration possibilities with eUML.

 template <class ConfigName> euml_config; {
}

You normally do not use this type directly but instead the instances of predefined configuration:

  • no_exception: disable catching exceptions

  • no_msg_queue: disable message queue. The message queue allows you to send an event for procesing while in an event processing.

  • deferred_events: manually enable handling of deferred events

invalid_type

Type returned by grammar parsers if the grammar is invalid. Seeing this type will result in a static assertion.

no_action

Placeholder type for use in entry/exit or transition behaviors, which does absolutely nothing.

source_

Generic object or function for the source state of a given transition:

  • as object: returns by reference the source state of a transition, usually to be used by another function (usually one created by MSM_EUML_METHOD or MSM_EUML_FUNCTION).

    Example:

    some_user_function_(source_)
  • as function: returns by reference the attribute passed as parameter.

    Example:

    source_(m_counter)++

target_

Generic object or function for the target state of a given transition:

  • as object: returns by reference the target state of a transition, usually to be used by another function (usually one created by MSM_EUML_METHOD or MSM_EUML_FUNCTION).

    Example:

    some_user_function_(target_)
  • as function: returns by reference the attribute passed as parameter.

    Example:

    target_(m_counter)++

state_

Generic object or function for the state of a given entry / exit behavior. state_ means source_ while in the context of an exit behavior and target_ in the context of an entry behavior:

  • as object: returns by reference the current state, usually to be used by another function (usually one created by MSM_EUML_METHOD or MSM_EUML_FUNCTION).

    Example:

    some_user_function_(state_) // calls some_user_function on the current state
  • as function: returns by reference the attribute passed as parameter.

    Example:

    state_(m_counter)++

event_

Generic object or function for the event triggering a given transition (valid in a transition behavior, as well as in state entry/exit behaviors):

  • as object: returns by reference the event of a transition, usually to be used by another function (usually one created by MSM_EUML_METHOD or MSM_EUML_FUNCTION).

    Example:

    some_user_function_(event_)
  • as function: returns by reference the attribute passed as parameter.

    Example:

    event_(m_counter)++

fsm_

Generic object or function for the state machine containing a given transition:

  • as object: returns by reference the event of a transition, usually to be used by another function (usually one created by MSM_EUML_METHOD or MSM_EUML_FUNCTION).

    Example:

    some_user_function_(fsm_)
  • as function: returns by reference the attribute passed as parameter.

    Example:

    fsm_(m_counter)++

substate_

Generic object or function returning a state of a given state machine:

  • with 1 parameter: returns by reference the state passed as parameter, usually to be used by another function (usually one created by MSM_EUML_METHOD or MSM_EUML_FUNCTION).

    Example:

    some_user_function_(substate_(my_state))
  • with 2 parameters: returns by reference the state passed as first parameter from the state machine passed as second parameter, usually to be used by another function (usually one created by MSM_EUML_METHOD or MSM_EUML_FUNCTION). This makes sense when used in combination with attribute_.

    Example (equivalent to the previous example):

    some_user_function_(substate_(my_state,fsm_))

attribute_

Generic object or function returning the attribute passed (by name) as second parameter of the thing passed as first (a state, event or state machine). Example:

attribute_(substate_(my_state),cd_name_attribute)++

True_

Functor returning true for transition or state behaviors. Like all constants, only the functor form exists, so parenthesis are necessary. Example:

if_then_(True_(),/* some action always called*/)

False_

Functor returning false for transition or state behaviors. Like all constants, only the functor form exists, so parenthesis are necessary. Example:

if_then_(False_(),/* some action never called */)

Int_<int value>

Functor returning an integer value for transition or state behaviors. Like all constants, only the functor form exists, so parenthesis are necessary. Example:

target_(m_ringing_cpt) = Int_<RINGING_TIME>() // RINGING_TIME is a constant

Char_<char value>

Functor returning a char value for transition or state behaviors. Like all constants, only the functor form exists, so parenthesis are necessary. Example:

// look for 'S' in event.m_song
[string_find_(event_(m_song),Char_<'S'>(),Size_t_<0>()) != Npos_<string>()]

Size_t_<size_t value>

Functor returning a size_t value for transition or state behaviors. Like all constants, only the functor form exists, so parenthesis are necessary. Example:

substr_(event_(m_song),Size_t_<1>()) // returns a substring of event.m_song

String_ < mpl::string >

Functor returning a string for transition or state behaviors. Like all constants, only the functor form exists, so parenthesis are necessary. Requires boost >= 1.40 for mpl::string.

Example:

// adds "Let it be" to fsm.m_src_container
push_back_(fsm_(m_src_container), String_<mpl::string<'Let','it ','be'> >())

Predicate_ < some_stl_compatible_functor >

This functor eUML-enables a STL functor (for use in an algorithm). This is necessary because all what is in the transition table must be a eUML terminal.

Example:

//equivalent to: 
//std::accumulate(fsm.m_vec.begin(),fsm.m_vec.end(),1,std::plus<int>())== 1
accumulate_(begin_(fsm_(m_vec)),end_(fsm_(m_vec)),Int_<1>(),
            Predicate_<std::plus<int> >()) == Int_<1>())

process_

This function sends an event to up to 4 state machines by calling process_event on them:

  • process_(some_event) : processes an event in the current (containing) state machine.

  • process_(some_event [,fsm1...fsm4] ) : processes the same event in the 1-4 state machines passed as argument.

process2_

This function sends an event to up to 3 state machines by calling process_event on them and copy-constructing the event from the data passed as second parameter:

  • process2_(some_event, some_data) : processes an event in the current (containing) state machine.

  • process2_(some_event, some_data [,fsm1...fsm3] ) : processes the same event in the 1-3 state machines passed as argument.

Example:

// processes NotFound on current state machine, 
// copy-constructed with event.m_song
process2_(NotFound,event_(m_song))

With the following definitions:

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_ATTRIBUTE(std::string,m_song)//declaration of m_song
NotFound (const string& data) // copy-constructor of NotFound

is_flag_

This function tells if a flag is active by calling is_flag_active on the current state machine or one passed as parameter:

  • is_flag_(some_flag) : calls is_flag_active on the current (containing) state machine.

  • is_flag_(some_flag, some_fsm) :calls is_flag_active on the state machine.passed as argument.

defer_

This object defers the current event by calling defer_event on the current state machine. Example:

Empty() + play() / defer_

explicit_(submachine-name,state-name)

Used as transition's target, causes an explicit entry into the given state from the given submachine. Several explicit_ as targets, separated by commas, means a fork. The state must have been declared as such using BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXPLICIT_ENTRY_STATE.

entry_pt_(submachine-name,state-name)

Used as transition's target from a containing state machine, causes submachine-name to be entered using the given entry pseudo-state. This state must have been declared as pseudo entry using BOOST_MSM_EUML_ENTRY_STATE.

exit_pt_(submachine-name,state-name)

Used as transition's source from a containing state machine, causes submachine-name to be left using the given exit pseudo-state. This state must have been declared as pseudo exit using BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXIT_STATE.

MSM_EUML_FUNCTION

This macro creates a eUML function and a functor for use with the functor front-end, based on a free function:

  • first parameter: the name of the functor

  • second parameter: the underlying function

  • third parameter: the eUML function name

  • fourth parameter: the return type if used in a transition behavior

  • fifth parameter: the return type if used in a state behavior (entry/exit)

Note that the function itself can take up to 5 arguments.

Example:

MSM_EUML_FUNCTION(BinarySearch_,std::binary_search,binary_search_,bool,bool)

Can be used like:

binary_search_(begin_(fsm_(m_var)),end_(fsm_(m_var)),Int_<9>())

MSM_EUML_METHOD

This macro creates a eUML function and a functor for use with the functor front-end, based on a method:

  • first parameter: the name of the functor

  • second parameter: the underlying function

  • third parameter: the eUML function name

  • fourth parameter: the return type if used in a transition behavior

  • fifth parameter: the return type if used in a state behavior (entry/exit)

Note that the method itself can take up to 4 arguments (5 like for a free function - 1 for the object on which the method is called).

Example:

struct Empty : public msm::front::state<> , public euml_state<Empty> 
{
     void activate_empty() {std::cout << "switching to Empty " << std::endl;}
... 
};
MSM_EUML_METHOD(ActivateEmpty_,activate_empty,activate_empty_,void,void)

Can be used like:

Empty == Open + open_close / (close_drawer , activate_empty_(target_))

BOOST_MSM_EUML_ACTION(action-instance-name)

This macro declares a behavior type and a const instance for use in state or transition behaviors. The action implementation itself follows the macro declaration, for example:

BOOST_MSM_EUML_ACTION(good_disk_format)
{
     template <class Fsm,class Evt,class SourceState,class TargetState>
     void/bool operator()(Evt const& evt,Fsm&,SourceState& ,TargetState& ){...}
};

BOOST_MSM_EUML_FLAG(flag-instance-name)

This macro declares a flag type and a const instance for use in behaviors.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_FLAG_NAME(flag-instance-name)

This macro returns the name of the flag type generated by BOOST_MSM_EUML_FLAG. You need this where the type is required (usually with the back-end method is_flag_active). For example:

fsm.is_flag_active<BOOST_MSM_EUML_FLAG_NAME(CDLoaded)>()

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_ATTRIBUTE(event-type,event-name)

This macro declares an attribute called event-name of type event-type. This attribute can then be made part of an attribute list using BOOST_MSM_EUML_ATTRIBUTES.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_ATTRIBUTES(attributes-expression,attributes-name)

This macro declares an attribute list called attributes-name based on the expression as first argument. These attributes can then be made part of an event using BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT_WITH_ATTRIBUTES, of a state as 3rd parameter of BOOST_MSM_EUML_STATE or of a state machine as 5th parameter of BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_STATE_MACHINE.

Attributes are added using left-shift, for example:

// m_song is of type std::string
BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_ATTRIBUTE(std::string,m_song)
// contains one attribute, m_song
BOOST_MSM_EUML_ATTRIBUTES((attributes_ << m_song ), FoundDef)

BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT(event-instance name)

This macro defines an event type (event-instance-name_helper) and declares a const instance of this event type called event-instance-name for use in a transition table or state behaviors.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT_WITH_ATTRIBUTES(event-instance-name,attributes)

This macro defines an event type (event-instance-name_helper) and declares a const instance of this event type called event-instance-name for use in a transition table or state behaviors. The event will have as attributes the ones passed by the second argument:

BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT_WITH_ATTRIBUTES(Found,FoundDef)

The created event instance supports operator()(attributes) so that

my_back_end.process_event(Found(some_string))

is possible.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT_NAME(event-instance-name)

This macro returns the name of the event type generated by BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT or BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT_WITH_ATTRIBUTES. You need this where the type is required (usually inside a back-end definition). For example:

typedef msm::back::state_machine<Playing_,
msm::back::ShallowHistory<mpl::vector<BOOST_MSM_EUML_EVENT_NAME(end_pause)
> > > Playing_type;

BOOST_MSM_EUML_STATE(build-expression,state-instance-name)

This macro defines a state type (state-instance-name_helper) and declares a const instance of this state type called state-instance-name for use in a transition table or state behaviors.

There are several possibilitites for the expression syntax:

  • (): state without entry or exit action.

  • (Expr1): state with entry but no exit action.

  • (Expr1,Expr2): state with entry and exit action.

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes): state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes.

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure): state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes and flags (standard MSM flags) or deferred events (standard MSM deferred events).

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure,Base): state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes, flags and deferred events (plain msm deferred events) and a non-default base state (as defined in standard MSM).

BOOST_MSM_EUML_INTERRUPT_STATE(build-expression,state-instance-name)

This macro defines an interrupt state type (state-instance-name_helper) and declares a const instance of this state type called state-instance-name for use in a transition table or state behaviors.

There are several possibilitites for the expression syntax. In all of them, the first argument is the name of the event (generated by one of the previous macros) ending the interrupt:

  • (end_interrupt_event): interrupt state without entry or exit action.

  • (end_interrupt_event,Expr1): interrupt state with entry but no exit action.

  • (end_interrupt_event,Expr1,Expr2): interrupt state with entry and exit action.

  • (end_interrupt_event,Expr1,Expr2,Attributes): interrupt state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes.

  • (end_interrupt_event,Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure): interrupt state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes and flags (standard MSM flags) or deferred events (standard MSM deferred events).

  • (end_interrupt_event,Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure,Base): interrupt state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes, flags and deferred events (plain msm deferred events) and a non-default base state (as defined in standard MSM).

BOOST_MSM_EUML_TERMINATE_STATE(build-expression,state-instance-name)

This macro defines a terminate pseudo-state type (state-instance-name_helper) and declares a const instance of this state type called state-instance-name for use in a transition table or state behaviors.

There are several possibilitites for the expression syntax:

  • (): terminate pseudo-state without entry or exit action.

  • (Expr1): terminate pseudo-state with entry but no exit action.

  • (Expr1,Expr2): terminate pseudo-state with entry and exit action.

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes): terminate pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes.

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure): terminate pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes and flags (standard MSM flags) or deferred events (standard MSM deferred events).

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure,Base): terminate pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes, flags and deferred events (plain msm deferred events) and a non-default base state (as defined in standard MSM).

BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXIT_STATE(build-expression,state-instance-name)

This macro defines an exit pseudo-state type (state-instance-name_helper) and declares a const instance of this state type called state-instance-name for use in a transition table or state behaviors.

There are several possibilitites for the expression syntax:

  • (forwarded_event):exit pseudo-state without entry or exit action.

  • (forwarded_event,Expr1): exit pseudo-state with entry but no exit action.

  • (forwarded_event,Expr1,Expr2): exit pseudo-state with entry and exit action.

  • (forwarded_event,Expr1,Expr2,Attributes): exit pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes.

  • (forwarded_event,Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure): exit pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes and flags (standard MSM flags) or deferred events (standard MSM deferred events).

  • (forwarded_event,Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure,Base): exit pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes, flags and deferred events (plain msm deferred events) and a non-default base state (as defined in standard MSM).

Note that the forwarded_event must be constructible from the event sent by the submachine containing the exit point.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_ENTRY_STATE(int region-index,build-expression,state-instance-name)

This macro defines an entry pseudo-state type (state-instance-name_helper) and declares a const instance of this state type called state-instance-name for use in a transition table or state behaviors.

There are several possibilitites for the expression syntax:

  • (): entry pseudo-state without entry or exit action.

  • (Expr1): entry pseudo-state with entry but no exit action.

  • (Expr1,Expr2): entry pseudo-state with entry and exit action.

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes): entry pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes.

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure): entry pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes and flags (standard MSM flags) or deferred events (standard MSM deferred events).

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure,Base): entry pseudo-state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes, flags and deferred events (plain msm deferred events) and a non-default base state (as defined in standard MSM).

BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXPLICIT_ENTRY_STATE(int region-index,build-expression,state-instance-name)

This macro defines a submachine's substate type (state-instance-name_helper), which can be explicitly entered and also declares a const instance of this state type called state-instance-name for use in a transition table or state behaviors.

There are several possibilitites for the expression syntax:

  • (): state without entry or exit action.

  • (Expr1): state with entry but no exit action.

  • (Expr1,Expr2): state with entry and exit action.

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes): state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes.

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure): state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes and flags (standard MSM flags) or deferred events (standard MSM deferred events).

  • (Expr1,Expr2,Attributes,Configure,Base): state with entry and exit action, defining some attributes, flags and deferred events (plain msm deferred events) and a non-default base state (as defined in standard MSM).

BOOST_MSM_EUML_STATE_NAME(state-instance-name)

This macro returns the name of the state type generated by BOOST_MSM_EUML_STATE or other state macros. You need this where the type is required (usually using a backend function). For example:

fsm.get_state<BOOST_MSM_EUML_STATE_NAME(StringFind)&>().some_state_function();

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_STATE(build-expression,state-instance-name)

Like BOOST_MSM_EUML_STATE but does not provide an instance, simply a type declaration.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_INTERRUPT_STATE(build-expression,state-instance-name)

Like BOOST_MSM_EUML_INTERRUPT_STATE but does not provide an instance, simply a type declaration.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_TERMINATE_STATE(build-expression,state-instance-name)

Like BOOST_MSM_EUML_TERMINATE_STATE but does not provide an instance, simply a type declaration.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_EXIT_STATE(build-expression,state-instance-name)

Like BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXIT_STATE but does not provide an instance, simply a type declaration.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_ENTRY_STATE(int region-index,build-expression,state-instance-name)

Like BOOST_MSM_EUML_ENTRY_STATE but does not provide an instance, simply a type declaration.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_EXPLICIT_ENTRY_STATE(int region-index,build-expression,state-instance-name)

Like BOOST_MSM_EUML_EXPLICIT_ENTRY_STATE but does not provide an instance, simply a type declaration.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_TRANSITION_TABLE(expression, table-instance-name)

This macro declares a transition table type and also declares a const instance of the table which can then be used in a state machine declaration (see BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_STATE_MACHINE).The expression must follow the transition table grammar.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_TRANSITION_TABLE(iexpression,table-instance-name)

Like BOOST_MSM_EUML_TRANSITION_TABLE but does not provide an instance, simply a type declaration.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_INTERNAL_TRANSITION_TABLE(expression, table-instance-name)

This macro declares a transition table type and also declares a const instance of the table.The expression must follow the transition table grammar. For the moment, this macro is not used.

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_INTERNAL_TRANSITION_TABLE(iexpression,table-instance-name)

Like BOOST_MSM_EUML_TRANSITION_TABLE but does not provide an instance, simply a type declaration. This is currently the only way to declare an internal transition table with eUML. For example:

BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_STATE((Open_Entry,Open_Exit),Open_def)
struct Open_impl : public Open_def
{
    BOOST_MSM_EUML_DECLARE_INTERNAL_TRANSITION_TABLE((
          open_close [internal_guard1] / internal_action1 ,
          open_close [internal_guard2] / internal_action2
    ))
};