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When handling the response of a trigger, a component can send one or more events over its ports. The sending of a provides-out-event or a requires-in event is referred to as an action.

action        ::= port-name "." event-name argument-list
argument-list ::= "(" ")" | "(" expression ("," expression)* ")"

where port-name is the name of a port defined in the component, and event-name is the name of an event defined in the interface associated with the port.

Note that the event in an action statement must be of type void. For a valued action the reply value may not be ignored. A variable definition or an assign are the appropriate ways to handle a reply value:

bool b = r.bool_event ();
b = r.bool_event2 ();

or it can be used directly in a simple expression, optionally in combination with ==, !=, !, &&, or || (since 2.14.0)

if (r.bool_event ()) …;
if (!r.bool_event ()) …;
if (!r.bool_event () && b) …;
if (r.enum_event () == result.FALSE) …;
if (r.enum_event () != result.TRUE || b) …;
reply (r.enum_event ());
reply (r.enum_event () != result.ERROR);

or in any expression (since 2.16.0).

Note: The restriction of using only one action or call in an expression has been lifted (since 2.16.0).