Thanks for the reply.
2009/11/26 Leonardo Gomes <email@example.com>
On Tue, Nov 24, 2009 at 10:42 PM, Leonardo Gomes <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Now, let's say FactA(1) indicates a fact of type FactA and id = 1.
- Then, in the beginning, I insert FactA(1) and FactA(2) in my working memory and fire the rules.rule "test non existence"
not FactA( id == 4 )
output.add("there's no FactA id 4");
- This rule is fired and the message is added to my output object.
Later on, I have a notification that a FactA has changed, then I:
- retract all FactAs from my working memory
- clear all FactA-related messages from my output object
- reload FactAs (let's say now I have FactA(1), FactA(3), but NOT FactA(4))
- reinsert them in the WM
- fire the rules
The rule that checks that there's no FactA(4) doesn't refire.
Why should it? The truth of the non-existance of FactA(4) has been established, and this truth never changed, certainly not by removing any FactA(n) and also not by inserting any FactA(x) with x!= 4.
As a solution, you could
- establish an explicit fact, asserted in rule "test non existence" and retracted by a rule checking the negated condition;
- add a Trigger fact to rule "test non existence" which you modify after each reload of the FactA set
- do something else which I'm not clever enough to think about at the moment