Interface RuntimeModel

All Known Implementing Classes:
PropertyRuntime, PropertyRuntimeModel, RuntimeModel

public interface RuntimeModel

This RuntimeModel is used by the XL run-time system as an interface to the access of properties. It corresponds to a compile-time model which was used at compile-time: The invocation of CompiletimeModel.getRuntimeName() returns a name, which is passed to RuntimeModelFactory.modelForName(java.lang.String, java.lang.ClassLoader) in order to obtain the corresponding RuntimeModel.

A comprehensive specification of the behaviour of RuntimeModel is given by the specification of the XL programming language.

Ole Kniemeyer

Nested Class Summary
static interface RuntimeModel.Property
Method Summary
 void initialize(java.lang.String params)
          Initializes this model.
 RuntimeModel.Property propertyForName(java.lang.String name, java.lang.ClassLoader loader)
 RuntimeModel.Property propertyForName(java.lang.String name, TypeLoader loader)
          Returns the run-time Property for a given name.

Method Detail


void initialize(java.lang.String params)
Initializes this model. This method is invoked by RuntimeModelFactory.modelForName(java.lang.String, java.lang.ClassLoader) after a new Model instance has been created. The format of params depends on implementations of Model.

params - initialization parameters, possibly null


RuntimeModel.Property propertyForName(java.lang.String name,
                                      java.lang.ClassLoader loader)


RuntimeModel.Property propertyForName(java.lang.String name,
                                      TypeLoader loader)
Returns the run-time Property for a given name. The name has to be a name which was returned by an invocation of CompiletimeModel.Property.getRuntimeName() for a compile-time property at compile-time. The implementation has to return the corresponding run-time property. If classes have to be loaded, the loader has to be used.

name - the name of the property, as returned by the compile-time property
loader - a loader for loading of classes
the run-time property corresponding to name