6.1 Container Interface

ORIGIN '~beta/basiclib/betaenv';
LIB_DEF 'container' '../lib';
BODY 'private/containerBody';
 *       Copyright (C) Mjolner Informatics, 1992-95
 *       All rights reserved.
-- lib: Attributes --
(* The top most pattern in the data structures hierarchy.
 * Container is an abstract superpattern and the currently available
 * subpatterns are (indentation specifies specialization): 
 *   container
 *     collection
 *       multiSet
 *         set
 *           classificationSet --- allows for sets of sets, etc.
 *       hashTable
 *         extensibleHashTable --- allows for extending the index
 *                                  range
 *     list
 *       recList --- allows for recursive lists
 *     arrayContainer --- includes bubble/shell/quicksort
 *     sequentialContainer
 *       stack
 *       queue
 *       prioqueue
 *       deque
     <<SLOT containerLib:Attributes>>;
     element:< Object
     (* The qualification of the objects, contained in this
      * container.  When using one of the subpatterns of container,
      * further binding of element is used to restrict the kinds of
      * objects, that can be inserted into the container.  None of
      * the predefined container types specializes element.
      *) ;
     (* Should be invoked before any usages of any type of
      * container
      *) Object;
     (* Removes all elements currently in the container, making it
      * empty
      *) Object;
     empty:< booleanObject; (* Returns true if the container is empty *)
     size:< integerValue
     (* Returns the number of elements currently in the container
      *) ;
     capacity:< integerValue
     (* Returns the current capacity of this container. Some
      * specializations may dynamically extend its capacity.  In
      * this case, capacity returns the current capacity (subject to
      * extension at some later stage).  If -1 is returned, the
      * capacity of the container is infinite (limited only by
      * memory).
      *) (#  do - 1->value; INNER #);
     equal:< booleanValue
     (* Defines the equality test, used in the various subpatterns
      * of container in the implementation of the different
      * operations.  Users of container patterns must further bind
      * equal to contain the proper equality test for the specified
      * element type.  Default equality test for equal references
      * (i.e. the same object)
       (# left,right: ^element
       enter (left[],right[])
       do (left[] = right[])->value; INNER
     has:< booleanValue
     (* Takes an element, and checks whether it is in the container
          elm: ^element;
          doneInInner: @boolean;
       enter elm[]
       do false->value;
          INNER has;
     theScanner:<  (* private *)
       (# w:^s.where;
       enter (s[],w[])
     (* Scans through the container, invoking INNER for each
      * element in the container, for which "where" returns true.
      * "Start" is invoked at the start of the scanning, and "end"
      * is invoked at the end of the scan.  In each turn of the
      * scan, "current" refers to the current element in the
      * container.  The elements will be scanned in unpredictable
      * order, unless otherwise explicitly mentioned otherwise in
      * the subpatterns
          first:@boolean; (* private *)
          where:< elementPredicate;
          current: ^element;
          start:< object;
          end:< object;
     (* Searches through the container, executing INNER for the
      * element found and returning the first element found that
      * satisfies the predicate.  "Start" is invoked at the start of
      * the search, and "end" is invoked at the end of the search.
      * In each turn of the scan, "current" refers to the current
      * element in the container.  If no element satisfying the
      * predicate is found, the notification "notFound" is invoked.
          predicate:< elementPredicate;
          current: ^element;
          notFound:< Notification
            do none->current[];
               'Element not found in container'->msg.putLine; INNER
          start:< object;
          end:< object;
       exit current[]
     (* Default copy is one-level (shallow) copying.  I.e. copying
      * the container and all objects in the container.  Only
      * elements satisfying "predicate" will be copied.  During the
      * copying, "current" will refer to the element being
      * considered for copying.  If another copying in needed, this
      * can be done by further binding "copy", and assigning "true"
      * to "doneInInner", which will result in the default copying
      * being ignored
          doneInInner: @boolean;
          theCopy: ^container;
          predicate:< elementPredicate;
          current: ^element;
          INNER ;
       exit theCopy[]
     emptyContainer: Exception
     (* Invoked if some operation not valid for empty containers
      * are invoked on an empty container
      *) (#  do 'Empty container'->msg.putLine; INNER #);
     emptyContainerError:< emptyContainer
     (* Used to handle emptyContainer errors, not handled by local
      * exception handlers in operations for containers
      *) ;
     illegalCellReference:< Exception
     (* Invoked if some operation tries to reference a non-existing
      * cell
          'Reference to nonexisting cellObject in container'->msg.putLine;
     elementPredicate: booleanValue
     (* This pattern is used as the superpattern for all predicates
      * in the find, scan and copy operations.
      *) (# current: ^element enter current[] do true->value; INNER #);
     theCellType:< (* Private *)
     (* This pattern is used as the common superpattern for all
      * data structure cells, used by implementations of the
      * subpatterns of container.
       (# elm:^element;
          copy:<(# theCellCopy: ^theCellType
            do &theCellType[]->theCellCopy[]; 
            exit theCellCopy[]
       do INNER
       (# containerType:<container;
          theOther: ^containerType; 
       enter theOther[]
  enter doEnter
     (* will copy the contents of theOther[] into THIS(container),
      * but only elements verified with thePred;
  do INNER
  exit THIS(container)[]

6.1 Container Interface
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[Modified: Thursday September 9th 1999 at 16:18]