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authorQuentin Carbonneaux <>2018-01-18 11:46:13 +0000
committerOri Bernstein <>2018-01-26 22:39:56 -0800
commit6fb0d750b296506f31cfd0871fdac82ee878834b (patch)
tree0d6bab181652f7859c6eef913285abfc41d1bc38 /parse/ops.def
parent24a566ff1751b246c8b6efd8adea3447975b9efa (diff)
New auto operator.
Summary: -------- During the Myrcon in September Ori suggested an 'auto' operator that would evaluate what it applies to, store the result in a temporary t, and call __dispose__(t) when the current block exits. This patch implements this idea under the form of a unary operator. This, for instance, allows to have: impl disposable regex# = __dispose__ = {r;} ;; regex.exec(auto std.try(regex.compile("")), "foobar") Like before, it is guaranteed that __dispose__ is called in reverse order of auto appearance. Backward compatibility: ----------------------- Nope. Auto variables are now gone. This should not be a problem, simply rewrite: var auto x = foo() into: var x = auto foo() Implementation: --------------- It largely reuses the code I had written for 'auto' variables but needs a little finer grain tracking because we don't always want to call __dispose__ for *all* auto expression results when leaving a block (some might not be evaluated yet). For example: auto 1 if b -> void ;; auto 2 Only __dispose__(1) must be called when '-> void' is executed. If the block falls through, __dispose__(2) and __dispose__(1) will be called in sequence. TODO: ----- - Err when goto jumps in/out of a block that has auto expressions. - Support auto in patterns. match ... | `std.Some (auto x): ... is essentially rewritten to: match ... | `std.Some (auto x): auto x ... - Test edge cases (e.g., auto in loop condition) Actually, test. Cheers,
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1 files changed, 1 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/parse/ops.def b/parse/ops.def
index dd9447a..d81ace5 100644
--- a/parse/ops.def
+++ b/parse/ops.def
@@ -1,5 +1,6 @@
/* operator name, is it pure, pretty name */
O(Obad, 1, OTmisc, "BAD")
+O(Oauto, 1, OTpre, "auto")
O(Oadd, 1, OTbin, "+")
O(Osub, 1, OTbin, "-")
O(Omul, 1, OTbin, "*")
@@ -104,4 +105,3 @@ O(Ougt, 1, OTmisc, NULL)
O(Ouge, 1, OTmisc, NULL)
O(Oult, 1, OTmisc, NULL)
O(Oule, 1, OTmisc, NULL)