sc_PrefixKeyVal man page

sc::PrefixKeyVal — PrefixKeyVal is a KeyVal that searches a different KeyVal using modified keys.

Synopsis

#include <keyval.h>

Inherits sc::KeyVal.

Public Member Functions

void errortrace (std::ostream &fp=ExEnv::err0())
Write a message to fp describing the error.
void dump (std::ostream &fp=ExEnv::err0())
Write a message to fp describing the error.

Constructors.
Construct a PrefixKeyVal, using the given prefix and indices.

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, int i)

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, int i, int j)

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, int i, int j, int k)

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, int i, int j, int k, int l)

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, const char *prefix)

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, const char *prefix, int i)

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, const char *prefix, int i, int j)

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, const char *prefix, int i, int j, int k)

PrefixKeyVal (const Ref< KeyVal > &, const char *prefix, int i, int j, int k, int l)

Additional Inherited Members

Detailed Description

PrefixKeyVal is a KeyVal that searches a different KeyVal using modified keys.

This is convenient for reading keys grouped together with a common prefix. Consider the following code:

sc::Ref<sc::KeyVal> keyval = new sc::PrefixKeyVal('A',original_keyval);
int r = keyval->intvalue('x');

This code will assign to r the value associated with 'x' in keyval. keyval will search for 'x' by searching for 'A::x' in original_keyval.

This class is important for implementing constructors that take KeyVal arguments. When an object is being constructed from a KeyVal, it may contain another object that must be constructed from a KeyVal. In order to let the sub-object read the correct keywords from the KeyVal, without knowledge of the containing objects keyword prefix, a PrefixKeyVal can be constructed. For example, the code

class A: public DescribedClass {
   double f0_;
  public:
   A(const Ref<KeyVal> &keyval): f0_(keyval->doublevalue("f0")) {}
}
class B: public DescribedClass {
   double f1_;
   Ref<A> a_;
  public:
   B(const Ref<KeyVal> &keyval):
     f1_(keyval->doublevalue("f1")),
     a_(new PrefixKeyVal(keyval,"a"))
   {}
};

can be used to read ParsedKeyVal input that looks like

b<B>: (
  f1 = 1.0
  a<A>: (
    f0 = 2.0
  )
)

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Fri May 6 2016 Version 2.3.1 MPQC