|What do you think about link cast operator to a "toX" function? [message #1782935]
||Mon, 05 March 2018 12:52
|| Stephane Galland
Registered: July 2014
Location: Belfort, France
In Xbase DSL, we have the cast operator, e.g. .
In Java, we have functions for converting an object to another type, e.g. .
Now, I think about a mechanism that may automatically link the cast operator within a DSL to any "toX" function.
Let the DSL code
The DSL compiler should try:
- If the type of the value is a primitive type, use the standard cast operator;
- If a single function "def toXYZ : Type" is defined within the type of value, call it;
- If a single function "def toXYZ : T" where "T is a super type of Type" is defined, call it;O
- Otherwise, use the standard cast operator.
Do you think this feature is practibable?
All the best.
Dr.habil Stéphane Galland.
Belfort-Montbéliard University of Technologie, France.
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