Reference documentation for deal.II version Git 7f58f27 2017-09-20 15:35:49 -0600
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Patterns::PatternBase Class Referenceabstract

#include <deal.II/base/patterns.h>

Inheritance diagram for Patterns::PatternBase:

Public Types

enum  OutputStyle { Machine, Text, LaTeX }

Public Member Functions

virtual ~PatternBase ()=default
virtual bool match (const std::string &test_string) const =0
virtual std::string description (const OutputStyle style=Machine) const =0
virtual std::unique_ptr< PatternBaseclone () const =0
virtual std::size_t memory_consumption () const

Detailed Description

Base class to declare common interface. The purpose of this class is mostly to define the interface of patterns, and to force derived classes to have a clone function. It is thus, in the languages of the "Design Patterns" book (Gamma et al.), a "prototype".

Definition at line 71 of file patterns.h.

Constructor & Destructor Documentation

virtual Patterns::PatternBase::~PatternBase ( )

Make destructor of this and all derived classes virtual.

Member Function Documentation

virtual bool Patterns::PatternBase::match ( const std::string &  test_string) const
pure virtual
virtual std::string Patterns::PatternBase::description ( const OutputStyle  style = Machine) const
pure virtual
virtual std::unique_ptr<PatternBase> Patterns::PatternBase::clone ( ) const
pure virtual

Return a pointer to an exact copy of the object. This is necessary since we want to store objects of this type in containers, were we need to copy objects without knowledge of their actual data type (we only have pointers to the base class).

Ownership of the objects returned by this function is passed to the caller of this function.

Implemented in Patterns::DirectoryName, Patterns::FileName, Patterns::Anything, Patterns::Bool, Patterns::MultipleSelection, Patterns::Map, Patterns::List, Patterns::Selection, Patterns::Double, and Patterns::Integer.

std::size_t Patterns::PatternBase::memory_consumption ( ) const

Determine an estimate for the memory consumption (in bytes) of this object. To avoid unnecessary overhead, we do not force derived classes to provide this function as a virtual overloaded one, but rather try to cast the present object to one of the known derived classes and if that fails then take the size of this base class instead and add 32 byte (this value is arbitrary, it should account for virtual function tables, and some possible data elements). Since there are usually not many thousands of objects of this type around, and since the memory_consumption mechanism is used to find out where memory in the range of many megabytes is, this seems like a reasonable approximation.

On the other hand, if you know that your class deviates from this assumption significantly, you can still overload this function.

Reimplemented in Patterns::MultipleSelection, Patterns::Map, Patterns::List, and Patterns::Selection.

Definition at line 131 of file

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