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/interpreter/tags/at2dist110511/src/edu/vub/at/objects/grammar/ATMultiAssignment.java

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 1/**
 2 * AmbientTalk/2 Project
 3 * ATMultiAssignment.java created on 18-aug-2006 at 9:29:02
 4 * (c) Programming Technology Lab, 2006 - 2007
 5 * Authors: Tom Van Cutsem & Stijn Mostinckx
 6 * 
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15 *
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27 */
28package edu.vub.at.objects.grammar;
29
30import edu.vub.at.objects.ATTable;
31
32/**
33 * The interface to a multi-assignment AG element.
34 * <p>
35 * Example: <code>[ x, y ] := [ y, x ]</code>
36 * </p><p>
37 * <p>
38 * By using splicing in the left-hand expression, this can be
39 * used to split up tables: <code>[x, @y] := [1, 2, 3, 4]</code>
40 * </p>
41 *  
42 *  @author tvc
43 */
44public interface ATMultiAssignment extends ATAssignment {
45	
46	/**
47	 * The left-hand side of the assignment must be a literal table.
48	 * Slicing is allowed at the end.
49	 * Example: <code>`{ [ x, y ] := [ y, x ] }.statements[1].parameters == `[x, y]</code>
50	 * @return a table with valid left-expressions
51	 */
52	public ATTable base_parameters();
53	
54	/**
55	 * The right-hand side of the assignment may be any valid AmbientTalk expression
56	 * that evaluates to a native table
57	 * Example: <code>`{ [ x, y ] := [ y, x ] }.statements[1].valueExpression == `[y, x]</code>
58	 * @return the value expression
59	 */
60	public ATExpression base_valueExpression();
61
62}