Initializer
OptionalType(PrimaryType definiteType)
Parameters:
  • definiteType

    The definite type.

    Note that it doesn’t have to be definite; while useless, it’s allowed to use another OptionalType as the definite type.

Attributes
childrenSource Codeshared actual [PrimaryType] children

The child nodes of this node.

Refines Type.children ultimately refines Node.children
definiteTypeSource Codeshared PrimaryType definiteType

The definite type.

Note that it doesn’t have to be definite; while useless, it’s allowed to use another OptionalType as the definite type.

hashSource Codeshared actual Integer hash

The hash value of the value, which allows the value to be an element of a hash-based set or key of a hash-based map. Implementations must respect the constraint that:

  • if x==y then x.hash==y.hash.

Therefore, a class which refines equals must also refine hash.

Refines Object.hash
Inherited Attributes
Attributes inherited from: Node
Attributes inherited from: Object
Methods
copySource Codeshared OptionalType copy(PrimaryType definiteType = ...)
Parameters:
  • definiteType = this.definiteType
equalsSource Codeshared actual Boolean equals(Object that)

Determine if two values are equal. Implementations should respect the constraints that:

  • if x===y then x==y (reflexivity),
  • if x==y then y==x (symmetry),
  • if x==y and y==z then x==z (transitivity).

Furthermore it is recommended that implementations ensure that if x==y then x and y have the same concrete class.

A class which explicitly refines equals() is said to support value equality, and the equality operator == is considered much more meaningful for such classes than for a class which simply inherits the default implementation of identity equality from Identifiable.

Refines Type.equals ultimately refines Object.equals
transformSource Codeshared actual Result transform<out Result>(Transformer<Result> transformer)

Transform this node with the given transformer by calling the appropriate transformX method on the transformer.

If you have a Node node that’s actually an LIdentifier instance, then the runtime will call LIdentifier.transform; therefore, this method is by nature narrowing. This means that if transformer is a NarrowingTransformer, calling node.transform(transformer) is equivalent to calling transformer.transformNode(node). On the other hand, if transformer is a WideningTransformer, then the two operations are very different.

Inherited Methods
Methods inherited from: Node