final class TypeString[T] extends AnyVal

Typeclass that contains string representation of a concrete type. This representation should correctly parse and typecheck when used as a type in Scala source code.

Instances of TypeString are implicitly macro-materialized. The macro will fail if the type contains references to local symbols, i.e. symbols that only exist in limited scope and cannot be referred to from any place in source code. This includes type parameters, this-references to enclosing classes, etc.

For example, the code below will NOT compile:

def listTypeRepr[T]: String = TypeString.of[List[T]]

because T is a local symbol that only has meaning inside its own method. However, if you provide external TypeString instance for T, the macro will pick it up and no longer complain:

def listTypeRepr[T: TypeString]: String = TypeString.of[List[T]]

Then, listTypeRepr[Int] will produce a string "List[Int]"

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Instance Constructors

  1. new TypeString(value: String)

Value Members

  1. final def !=(arg0: Any): Boolean
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  2. final def ##(): Int
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  3. final def ==(arg0: Any): Boolean
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  4. final def asInstanceOf[T0]: T0
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  5. def getClass(): Class[_ <: AnyVal]
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  6. final def isInstanceOf[T0]: Boolean
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  7. def toString(): String
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  8. val value: String

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