ppx_deriving

Type-driven code generation for OCaml
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Library ppx_deriving_api
Module Ppx_deriving . Arg
type 'a conv = Ppxlib.expression -> ( 'a, string ) Result.result

A type of conversion functions.

A conversion function of type 'a conv converts a raw expression into an argument of type 'a. Or returns Result.Error "error" if conversion fails.

expr returns the input expression as-is.

val bool : bool conv

bool expr extracts a boolean constant from expr, or returns Result.Error "boolean" if expr does not contain a boolean literal.

val int : int conv

int expr extracts an integer constant from expr, or returns Result.Error "integer" if expr does not contain an integer literal.

val string : string conv

string expr extracts a string constant from expr, or returns Result.Error "string" if expr does not contain a string literal.

val char : char conv

char expr extracts a char constant from expr, or returns Result.Error "char" if expr does not contain a char literal.

val enum : string list -> string conv

enum values expr extracts a polymorphic variant constant from expr, or returns Result.Error "one of: `a, `b, ..." if expr does not contain a polymorphic variant constructor included in values.

val list : 'a conv -> 'a list conv

list f expr extracts a list constant from expr and maps every element through f, or returns Result.Error "list:..." where ... is the error returned by f, or returns Result.Error "list" if expr does not contain a list.

val get_attr : deriver:string -> 'a conv -> Ppxlib.attribute option -> 'a option

get_attr ~deriver conv attr extracts the expression from attr and converts it with conv, raising Location.Error if attr is not a structure with a single expression or conv fails; or returns None if attr is None. The name of the deriving plugin should be passed as deriver; it is used in error messages.

Example usage:

let deriver = "index"
(* ... *)
  let kind =
    match Ppx_deriving.attr ~deriver "kind" pcd_attributes |>
          Ppx_deriving.Arg.(get_attr ~deriver (enum ["flat"; "nested"])) with
    | Some "flat" -> `flat | Some "nested" -> `nested | None -> `default
  in ..
val get_flag : deriver:string -> Ppxlib.attribute option -> bool

get_flag ~deriver attr returns true if attr is an empty attribute or false if it is absent, raising Location.Error if attr is not a structure. The name of the deriving plugin should be passed as deriver; it is used in error messages.

val get_expr : deriver:string -> 'a conv -> Ppxlib.expression -> 'a

get_expr ~deriver conv exp converts expression exp with conv, raising Location.Error if conv fails. The name of the deriving plugin should be passed as deriver; it is used in error messages.