[chuck-users] What does $ do?

Gregorio Gomez gogogo at unm.edu
Fri Nov 22 13:30:37 EST 2013

Hi, Michael:

Ah! Ok, thanks!


-----Original Message-----
From: Michael Heuer [mailto:heuermh at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:39
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Subject: Re: [chuck-users] What does $ do?

Hello Greg,

$ is the cast operator, documented here

In the example you have posted, the specific class of reference.get(i) is not known, so it must be cast to Interval.  This is a pattern similar to how collections in java were used before generic types were added to the language.


On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 11:29 AM, Gregorio Gomez <gogogo at unm.edu> wrote:
> Hello, everybody:
> I've been looking at Michael Heuer's (most excellent) LiCK library. He uses an idiom that I don't see documented:
> intervals.get(i) $ Interval @=> Interval interval;
> from Arpeggiator.ck, line 35
> https://github.com/heuermh/lick/blob/master/Arpeggiator.ck
> What does $ do?
> Of course just because I don't see it in the documentation doesn't mean it's not there, so please feel free to point me to the docs if I've overlooked it.
> Thanks!
> Greg
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