Groovy 2.2.1

org.codehaus.groovy.ast.expr
[Java] Class DeclarationExpression

java.lang.Object
  org.codehaus.groovy.ast.ASTNode
      org.codehaus.groovy.ast.AnnotatedNode
          org.codehaus.groovy.ast.expr.Expression
              org.codehaus.groovy.ast.expr.BinaryExpression
                  org.codehaus.groovy.ast.expr.DeclarationExpression

public class DeclarationExpression
extends BinaryExpression

Represents one or more local variables. Typically it is a single local variable declared by name with an expression like "def foo" or with type "String foo". However, the multiple assignment feature allows you to create two or more variables using an expression like: def (x, y) = [1, 2].

You can access the left hand side of a declaration using the "Expression getLeftExpression()" method. In which case you might then use instanceof and casting to perform operations specific to a single local variable (VariableExpression) or for the multiple assignment case (TupleExpression).

Alternatively, if isMultipleAssignmentDeclaration() is false you can use the method "VariableExpression getVariableExpression()" method. Similarly, if isMultipleAssignmentDeclaration() is true you can use the method "TupleExpression getTupleExpression()" method. Calling either of these expression getters when the "isMultipleAssignment" condition is not appropriate is unsafe and will result in a ClassCastException.

Authors:
Jochen Theodorou
Hamlet D'Arcy


Constructor Summary
DeclarationExpression(VariableExpression left, Token operation, Expression right)

Creates a DeclarationExpression for VariableExpressions like "def x" or "String y = 'foo'".

DeclarationExpression(Expression left, Token operation, Expression right)

Creates a DeclarationExpression for Expressions like "def (x, y) = [1, 2]"

 
Method Summary
TupleExpression getTupleExpression()

This method returns the left hand side of the declaration cast to the TupleExpression type.

VariableExpression getVariableExpression()

This method returns the left hand side of the declaration cast to the VariableExpression type.

boolean isMultipleAssignmentDeclaration()

This method tells you if this declaration is a multiple assignment declaration, which has the form "def (x, y) = ..." in Groovy.

void setLeftExpression(Expression leftExpression)

This method sets the leftExpression for this BinaryExpression.

void setRightExpression(Expression rightExpression)

Expression transformExpression(ExpressionTransformer transformer)

void visit(GroovyCodeVisitor visitor)

 
Methods inherited from class BinaryExpression
getLeftExpression, getOperation, getRightExpression, getText, newAssignmentExpression, newInitializationExpression, setLeftExpression, setRightExpression, toString, transformExpression, visit
 
Methods inherited from class Expression
getType, setType, transformExpression, transformExpressions, transformExpressions
 
Methods inherited from class AnnotatedNode
addAnnotation, addAnnotations, getAnnotations, getAnnotations, getDeclaringClass, hasNoRealSourcePosition, isSynthetic, setDeclaringClass, setHasNoRealSourcePosition, setSynthetic
 
Methods inherited from class ASTNode
copyNodeMetaData, getColumnNumber, getLastColumnNumber, getLastLineNumber, getLineNumber, getNodeMetaData, getText, putNodeMetaData, removeNodeMetaData, setColumnNumber, setLastColumnNumber, setLastLineNumber, setLineNumber, setNodeMetaData, setSourcePosition, visit
 
Methods inherited from class Object
wait, wait, wait, equals, toString, hashCode, getClass, notify, notifyAll
 

Constructor Detail

DeclarationExpression

public DeclarationExpression(VariableExpression left, Token operation, Expression right)
Creates a DeclarationExpression for VariableExpressions like "def x" or "String y = 'foo'".
Parameters:
left - the left hand side of a variable declaration
operation - the operation, typically an assignment operator
right - the right hand side of a declaration


DeclarationExpression

public DeclarationExpression(Expression left, Token operation, Expression right)
Creates a DeclarationExpression for Expressions like "def (x, y) = [1, 2]"
Parameters:
left - the left hand side of a declaration. Must be either a VariableExpression or a TupleExpression with at least one element.
operation - the operation, typically an assignment operator
right - the right hand side of a declaration


 
Method Detail

getTupleExpression

public TupleExpression getTupleExpression()
This method returns the left hand side of the declaration cast to the TupleExpression type. This is an unsafe method to call. In a single assignment statement, the left hand side will be a VariableExpression and a ClassCastException will occur. If you invoke this method then be sure to invoke isMultipleAssignmentDeclaration() first to check that it is safe to do so. If that method returns true then this method is safe to call.
throws:
ClassCastException if the left hand side is not a TupleExpression (and is probably a VariableExpression).
Returns:
left hand side of multiple assignment declarations


getVariableExpression

public VariableExpression getVariableExpression()
This method returns the left hand side of the declaration cast to the VariableExpression type. This is an unsafe method to call. In a multiple assignment statement, the left hand side will be a TupleExpression and a ClassCastException will occur. If you invoke this method then be sure to invoke isMultipleAssignmentDeclaration() first to check that it is safe to do so. If that method returns true then this method is safe to call.
throws:
ClassCastException if the left hand side is not a VariableExpression (and is probably a multiple assignment statement).
Returns:
left hand side of normal variable declarations


isMultipleAssignmentDeclaration

public boolean isMultipleAssignmentDeclaration()
This method tells you if this declaration is a multiple assignment declaration, which has the form "def (x, y) = ..." in Groovy. If this method returns true, then the left hand side is an ArgumentListExpression. Do not call "getVariableExpression()" on this object if this method returns true, instead use "getLeftExpression()".
Returns:
true if this declaration is a multiple assignment declaration, which means the left hand side is an ArgumentListExpression.


setLeftExpression

public void setLeftExpression(Expression leftExpression)
This method sets the leftExpression for this BinaryExpression. The parameter must be either a VariableExpression or a TupleExpression with one or more elements.
Parameters:
leftExpression - either a VariableExpression or a TupleExpression with one or more elements.


setRightExpression

public void setRightExpression(Expression rightExpression)


transformExpression

public Expression transformExpression(ExpressionTransformer transformer)


visit

public void visit(GroovyCodeVisitor visitor)


 

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