class Prism::SymbolNode

Represents a symbol literal or a symbol contained within a ‘%i` list.





attr_reader closing_loc: Location?


attr_reader opening_loc: Location?


attr_reader unescaped: String


attr_reader value_loc: Location?

Public Class Methods

new(opening_loc, value_loc, closing_loc, unescaped, location) click to toggle source

def initialize: (opening_loc: Location?, value_loc: Location?, closing_loc: Location?, unescaped: String, location: Location) -> void

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15719
def initialize(opening_loc, value_loc, closing_loc, unescaped, location)
  @opening_loc = opening_loc
  @value_loc = value_loc
  @closing_loc = closing_loc
  @unescaped = unescaped
  @location = location
type() click to toggle source

Similar to type, this method returns a symbol that you can use for splitting on the type of the node without having to do a long === chain. Note that like type, it will still be slower than using == for a single class, but should be faster in a case statement or an array comparison.

def self.type: () -> Symbol

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15815
def self.type

Public Instance Methods

accept(visitor) click to toggle source

def accept: (visitor: Visitor) -> void

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15728
def accept(visitor)
child_nodes() click to toggle source

def child_nodes: () -> Array[nil | Node]

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15733
def child_nodes
Also aliased as: deconstruct
closing() click to toggle source

def closing: () -> String?

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15777
def closing
comment_targets() click to toggle source

def comment_targets: () -> Array[Node | Location]

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15743
def comment_targets
  [*opening_loc, *value_loc, *closing_loc]
compact_child_nodes() click to toggle source

def compact_child_nodes: () -> Array

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15738
def compact_child_nodes
copy(**params) click to toggle source

def copy: (**params) -> SymbolNode

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15748
def copy(**params)
    params.fetch(:opening_loc) { opening_loc },
    params.fetch(:value_loc) { value_loc },
    params.fetch(:closing_loc) { closing_loc },
    params.fetch(:unescaped) { unescaped },
    params.fetch(:location) { location },
deconstruct() click to toggle source

def deconstruct: () -> Array[nil | Node]

Alias for: child_nodes
deconstruct_keys(keys) click to toggle source

def deconstruct_keys: (keys: Array) -> Hash[Symbol, nil | Node | Array | String | Token | Array | Location]

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15762
def deconstruct_keys(keys)
  { opening_loc: opening_loc, value_loc: value_loc, closing_loc: closing_loc, unescaped: unescaped, location: location }
inspect(inspector = click to toggle source

def inspect(inspector: NodeInspector) -> String

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15782
def inspect(inspector =
  inspector << inspector.header(self)
  inspector << "├── opening_loc: #{inspector.location(opening_loc)}\n"
  inspector << "├── value_loc: #{inspector.location(value_loc)}\n"
  inspector << "├── closing_loc: #{inspector.location(closing_loc)}\n"
  inspector << "└── unescaped: #{unescaped.inspect}\n"
opening() click to toggle source

def opening: () -> String?

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15767
def opening
type() click to toggle source

Sometimes you want to check an instance of a node against a list of classes to see what kind of behavior to perform. Usually this is done by calling ‘[cls1, cls2].include?(node.class)` or putting the node into a case statement and doing `case node; when cls1; when cls2; end`. Both of these approaches are relatively slow because of the constant lookups, method calls, and/or array allocations.

Instead, you can call type, which will return to you a symbol that you can use for comparison. This is faster than the other approaches because it uses a single integer comparison, but also because if you’re on CRuby you can take advantage of the fact that case statements with all symbol keys will use a jump table.

def type: () -> Symbol

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15805
def type
value() click to toggle source

def value: () -> String?

# File lib/prism/node.rb, line 15772
def value