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Version: v1.16

Operator Overloading

Expr supports operator overloading. For example, you may rewrite such expression:

Now().Sub(CreatedAt) 

To use - operator:

Now() - CreatedAt

To overload the operator use Operator option:

func main() {
code := `Now() - CreatedAt`

options := []expr.Option{
expr.Env(Env{}),
expr.Operator("-", "Sub"), // Replace `-` operator with function `Sub`.
}

program, err := expr.Compile(code, options...)
if err != nil {
panic(err)
}

env := Env{
CreatedAt: time.Date(1987, time.November, 24, 20, 0, 0, 0, time.UTC),
}

output, err := expr.Run(program, env)
if err != nil {
panic(err)
}
fmt.Print(output)
}

type Env struct {
CreatedAt time.Time
}

func (Env) Now() time.Time { return time.Now() }
func (Env) Sub(a, b time.Time) time.Duration { return a.Sub(b) }

Expr uses functions from Env for operator overloading. If types of operands match types of a function, the operator will be replaced with a function call.