Re: [Vala] Chaining up to default implementations in Interface?

On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 3:25 PM, Vlad Grecescu <b100dian gmail com> wrote:
On Tue, May 19, 2009 at 1:47 AM, Andrea Del Signore <sejerpz tin it> wrote:
On Mon, 2009-05-18 at 15:12 -0400, Feng Yu wrote:
> public interface Iface {
>   public void function() {
>     message("do somethign");
>   }
> }
> public class Class:Object, Iface {
>   public void function() {
>    message("class do something");
>    base.function();
>  }
> }

Hi Yu,

the base keyword will chain the function call to the parent
class (which in this case is a GLib.Object) and not to any implemented

If you want to call the Iface.function member just use a cast like:

public void function() {
       message("class do something");
       ((Iface) this).function ();


Interesting - I suppose this works because the function is not virtual?

Right. In Vlad's Iface no virtual function is defined.
This is the compiled ccode:

struct _TestIfaceIface {
┊   GTypeInterface parent_iface;

On the other hand, simply do this:

namespace Test
       public interface Iface {
         public virtual /*VIRTUAL!*/ void function() {
           message("do something");

       public class Class:Object, Iface {
         public void function() {
          message("class do something");
          ((Iface) this).function(); // or           ((Iface) base).function();

       public static void main(string[] args)
               var t = new Class();
               t.function ();


to get into the infinite loop.

It make sense for (Iface) this).function() to invoke the infinite loop, because in 'Class' Iface.function is overriden by Class.function.

However there should be a way to access the interface's default implementations. Or else it would be very sad.
There is no such a thing in Java, because in Java interfaces are not allowed to have implementations.

What about C#?

I think a cast on the base access within an implemented virtual function's scope should be a suitable candidate for this particular chaining up.


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