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actions - Introduce "actions" keyword


use actions;

grammar A { token TOP { <.print>+ } }
actions B { }

say A.parse("foo", :actions(B));  # 「foo」


The actions distribution adds an actions keyword that is almost identical to the class keyword, except that it limits the execution of methods to methods that only exist within the actions itself.

This is important when a class is used to have associated methods executed whenever a regex / token / rule in the grammar matches. The above example would fail if it were a class B, because it would try to execute the Mu::print method, which doesn't accept any arguments, resulting in:

Cannot resolve caller print(B:U: A:D); none of these signatures matches:
(Mu: *%_)

Inspired by a discussion in the Raku Problem Solving repository.


Elizabeth Mattijsen liz@raku.rocks

Source can be located at: https://github.com/lizmat/actions . Comments and Pull Requests are welcome.

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Copyright 2023 Elizabeth Mattijsen

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the Artistic License 2.0.