A class reference expression, that is, the name of a class or anonymous class, qualified by a (possibly empty) qualifier (separated from it by a member operator ‘.’), or empty for the current class, prefixed by the type keyword class and surrounded by backticks.

The name may be an LIdentifier to refer to the class declaration of an anonymous class. For example, in

value dec1 = `class null`;
value dec2 = `value null`;

dec1 refers to the anonymous class of the null object, while dec2 refers to the only instance of that class, the null object itself.

The qualifier may only be null if the name is also null. If the name exists, the qualifier must exist as well (but may of course be empty).


`class String`
`class A.B.C`

no subtypes hierarchy

ClassDec(Identifier? name, DecQualifier? qualifier = ...)
  • name

    The name of the declaration, or null for a reference to the current type (only in a ClassDec or InterfaceDec).

  • qualifier = DecQualifier()

    The qualifier of the dec, if present.

childrenshared actual <DecQualifier|Identifier>[] children

The child nodes of this node.

Refines Expression.children ultimately refines Node.children
hashshared 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.

Because the Integer type is platform-dependent a compiler for a given platform is permitted to further manipulate the calculated hash for an object, and the resulting hash may differ between platforms.

Refines Object.hash
keywordshared actual String keyword

The keyword of the declaration literal, that is:

Refines Dec.keyword
nameshared actual Identifier? name

The name of the declaration, or null for a reference to the current type (only in a ClassDec or InterfaceDec).

Refines TypeDec.name
qualifiershared actual DecQualifier? qualifier

The qualifier of the dec, if present.

Inherited Attributes
Attributes inherited from: Dec
Attributes inherited from: Expression
Attributes inherited from: Node
Attributes inherited from: Object
hash, string
Attributes inherited from: TypeDec
copyshared ClassDec copy(Identifier? name = ..., DecQualifier? qualifier = ...)
  • name = this.name
  • qualifier = this.qualifier
equalsshared 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 Object.equals
transformshared 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.

visitshared actual void visit(Visitor visitor)

Visit this node with the given visitor. Calls the appropriate visitX method on the visitor.

Refines Node.visit
Inherited Methods
Methods inherited from: Node
Methods inherited from: Object