Commit 8feab7e2 authored by Alexandre Duret-Lutz's avatar Alexandre Duret-Lutz

postproc: more documentation

* spot/twaalgos/postproc.hh: Here.
parent 1e52d2a7
......@@ -32,17 +32,20 @@ namespace spot
/// easy interface.
/// This class is a shell around scc_filter(),
/// minimize_obligation(), simulation(), iterated_simulations(), and
/// degeneralize(). These different algorithms will be combined
/// depending on the various options set with set_type(),
/// set_pref(), and set_level().
/// minimize_obligation(), simulation(), iterated_simulations(),
/// degeneralize(), to_generalized_buchi() and tgba_determinize().
/// These different algorithms will be combined depending on the
/// various options set with set_type(), set_pref(), and
/// set_level().
/// This helps hiding some of the logic required to combine these
/// simplifications efficiently (e.g., there is no point calling
/// degeneralize() or any simulation when minimize_obligation()
/// succeeded.)
/// Use set_pref() method to specify whether you favor
/// Use set_type() to select desired output type.
/// Use the set_pref() method to specify whether you favor
/// deterministic automata or small automata. If you don't care,
/// less post processing will be done.
......@@ -55,6 +58,8 @@ namespace spot
/// when minimized_obligation failed to produce an automaton smaller
/// than its input. pref=Small,level=Low will only run
/// simulation().
class SPOT_API postprocessor
......@@ -65,6 +70,22 @@ namespace spot
postprocessor(const option_map* opt = nullptr);
enum output_type { TGBA, BA, Monitor, Generic };
/// \brief Select the desired output type.
/// \c TGBA requires transition-based generalized Büchi acceptance
/// while \c BA requests state-based Büchi acceptance. In both
/// cases, automata with more complex acceptance conditions will
/// be converted into these simpler acceptance. \c Monitor
/// requests an automaton with the "all paths are accepting
/// condition": this is less expressive, and may output automata
/// that recognize a larger language than the input. Finally \c
/// Generic remove all constraints about the acceptance condition.
/// Using \c Generic can be needed to force the determinization of
/// some automata (e.g., not all TGBA can be degeneralized, using
/// \c Generic will allow parity acceptance to be used instead).
/// If set_type() is not called, the default \c output_type is \c TGBA.
set_type(output_type type)
......@@ -82,6 +103,35 @@ namespace spot
typedef int output_pref;
/// \brief Select the desired characteristics of the output automaton.
/// Use \c Any if you do not care about any feature of the output
/// automaton: less processing will be done.
/// \c Small and \c Deterministic are exclusive choices and indicate
/// whether a smaller non-deterministic automaton should be preferred
/// over a deterministic automaton. These are preferences. The \c Small
/// option does not guarantee that the resulting automaton will be minimal.
/// The \c Deterministic option may not manage to produce a deterministic
/// automaton if the target acceptance set with set_type() is TGBA or BA
/// (and even if such automaton exists).
/// Use
/// \code
/// set_type(postprocessor::Generic);
/// set_pref(postprocessor::Deterministic);
/// \endcode
/// if you absolutely want a deterministic automaton.
/// The above options can be combined with \c Complete and \c
/// SBAcc, to request a complete automaton, and an automaton with
/// state-based acceptance.
/// Note: the postprocessor::Unambiguous option is not actually
/// supported by spot::postprocessor; it is only honored by
/// spot::translator.
/// If set_pref() is not called, the default \c output_type is \c Small.
set_pref(output_pref pref)
......@@ -89,6 +139,20 @@ namespace spot
enum optimization_level { Low, Medium, High };
/// \brief Set the optimization level
/// At \c Low level, very few simplifications are performed on the
/// automaton. Use this level if you need a result that matches
/// the other constraints, but want it fast.
/// At \c High level, several simplifications are chained, but
/// also the result of different algorithms may be compared to
/// pick the best result. This might be slow.
/// At \c Medium level, several simplifications are chained, but
/// only one such "pipeline" is used.
/// If set_level() is not called, the default \c output_type is \c High.
set_level(optimization_level level)
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