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/interpreter/tags/at2dist130208/src/edu/vub/at/objects/grammar/ATImport.java

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 1/**
 2 * AmbientTalk/2 Project
 3 * ATImport.java created on 6-mrt-2007 at 21:17:12
 4 * (c) Programming Technology Lab, 2006 - 2007
 5 * Authors: Tom Van Cutsem & Stijn Mostinckx
 6 * 
 7 * Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
 8 * obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation
 9 * files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without
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12 * sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
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14 * conditions:
15 *
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18 *
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27 */
28package edu.vub.at.objects.grammar;
29
30import edu.vub.at.exceptions.InterpreterException;
31
32/**
33 * The public interface to a native AST component of the form
34 * 'import <expression> (alias (symbol := symbol)+)? (exclude symbol (, symbol)*)?'
35 *
36 * Examples:
37 * 'import o' => (import (symbol o) (table) (table))
38 * 'import o alias foo := bar' => (import (symbol o) (table (table (symbol foo) (symbol bar))) (table))
39 * 'import o exclude foo, bar:' => (import (symbol o) (table) (table (symbol foo) (symbol bar:)))
40 * 'import o alias a: := b, c := d: exclude e, f =>
41 *      (import (symbol o) (table (table (sym a:) (sym b)) (table (sym c) (sym d:))) (table (sym e) (sym f)))
42 *
43 * @author tvcutsem
44 */
45public interface ATImport extends ATStatement {
46	
47	/**
48	 * Example: <code>`{ import o }.statements[1].importedObjectExpression == `o</code>
49	 * @return the expression that should evaluate to the object to import.
50	 */
51	public ATExpression base_importedObjectExpression() throws InterpreterException;
52	
53	/**
54	 * Example: <code>`{ import o alias foo := bar }.statements[1].aliasedSymbols == `[[foo, bar]]</code>
55	 * @return a table of pairs (tables of size two) of symbols that defines the mapping of symbols to alias.
56	 */
57	public ATExpression base_aliasedSymbols() throws InterpreterException;
58	
59	/**
60	 * Example: <code>`{ import o exclude a, b }.statements[1].excludedSymbols == `[a,b]</code>
61	 * @return a table of symbols that represent the symbols to be excluded from the imported object.
62	 */
63	public ATExpression base_excludedSymbols() throws InterpreterException;
64
65}