A value constructor definition.

A value constructor definition has the following components:

Examples (multi-line):

shared new origin {
    x = 0.0; y = 0.0;
    r = 0.0; φ = 0.0;

shared new red {
    rgb = #FF0000;

no subtypes hierarchy

ValueConstructorDefinition(LIdentifier name, Block block, ExtendedType? extendedType, Annotations annotations)
  • name

    The name of the constructor.

  • block

    The block of the constructor.

  • extendedType

    The extended type of the constructor, if present.

  • annotations

    The annotations of the constructor.

annotationsSource Codeshared actual Annotations annotations

The annotations of the constructor.

blockSource Codeshared actual Block block

The block of the constructor.

childrenSource Codeshared actual <Annotations|LIdentifier|ExtendedType|Block>[] children

The child nodes of this node.

extendedTypeSource Codeshared actual ExtendedType? extendedType

The extended type of the constructor, if present.

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.

In general, hash values vary between platforms and between executions of the same program.

Note that when executing on a Java Virtual Machine, the 64-bit Integer value returned by an implementation of hash is truncated to a 32-bit integer value by taking the exclusive disjunction of the 32 lowest-order bits with the 32 highest-order bits, before returning the value to the caller.

Refines Object.hash
nameSource Codeshared actual LIdentifier name

The name of the constructor.

Refines ConstructorDefinition.name ultimately refines Declaration.name
parametersSource Codeshared actual Parameters? parameters

The parameters of the constructor, if applicable.

Callable constructors have parameters, value constructors do not.

Inherited Attributes
Attributes inherited from: ConstructorDefinition
Attributes inherited from: Declaration
Attributes inherited from: Node
Attributes inherited from: Object
hash, string
copySource Codeshared ValueConstructorDefinition copy(LIdentifier name = ..., Block block = ..., ExtendedType? extendedType = ..., Annotations annotations = ...)
  • name = this.nam
  • block = this.bloc
  • extendedType = this.extendedTyp
  • annotations = this.annotation
equalsSource Codeshared actual Boolean equals(Object that)

Determine if two values are equal.

For any two non-null objects x and y, x.equals(y) may be written as:

x == y 

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.

Note that an implementation of equals() that always returns false does satisfy the constraints given above, as long as the class does not inherit Identifiable. Therefore, in very rare cases where there is no reasonable definition of value equality for a class, for example, function references (Callable), it is acceptable for equals() to be defined to return false for every argument.

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.

visitSource Codeshared 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