de.dante.extex.interpreter.primitives.string
Class Char

java.lang.Object
  extended byde.dante.extex.interpreter.type.AbstractCode
      extended byde.dante.extex.interpreter.primitives.string.Char
All Implemented Interfaces:
Code, ExpandableCode, Localizable, java.io.Serializable

public class Char
extends AbstractCode
implements ExpandableCode

This class provides an implementation for the primitive \char.

The Primitive \char

The primitive \char provides access to any character in the current font. The argument is the numeric value of the character. This value can be any expanded expression resulting in a number of the proper range.

If no proper argument is found then an error is raised.

Syntax

The formal description of this primitive is the following:
    ⟨char⟩
        → \char ⟨number⟩ 

Examples

    \char42
    \char\count1  

Possible extension

Version:
$Revision: 1.31 $
Author:
Gerd Neugebauer
See Also:
Serialized Form

Field Summary
protected static long serialVersionUID
          The constant serialVersionUID contains the id for serialization.
 
Constructor Summary
Char(java.lang.String name)
          Creates a new object.
 
Method Summary
 void execute(Flags prefix, Context context, TokenSource source, Typesetter typesetter)
          This method takes the first token and executes it.
 void expand(Flags prefix, Context context, TokenSource source, Typesetter typesetter)
          This method takes the first token and expands it.
 
Methods inherited from class de.dante.extex.interpreter.type.AbstractCode
enableLocalization, getLocalizer, getName, isIf, isOuter, printable, printableControlSequence, readResolve, setName, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Field Detail

serialVersionUID

protected static final long serialVersionUID
The constant serialVersionUID contains the id for serialization.

See Also:
Constant Field Values
Constructor Detail

Char

public Char(java.lang.String name)
Creates a new object.

Parameters:
name - the name for tracing and debugging
Method Detail

execute

public void execute(Flags prefix,
                    Context context,
                    TokenSource source,
                    Typesetter typesetter)
             throws InterpreterException
Description copied from interface: Code
This method takes the first token and executes it. The result is placed on the stack. This operation might have side effects. To execute a token it might be necessary to consume further tokens.

Specified by:
execute in interface Code
Overrides:
execute in class AbstractCode
Throws:
InterpreterException
See Also:
Code.execute( de.dante.extex.interpreter.Flags, de.dante.extex.interpreter.context.Context, de.dante.extex.interpreter.TokenSource, de.dante.extex.typesetter.Typesetter)

expand

public void expand(Flags prefix,
                   Context context,
                   TokenSource source,
                   Typesetter typesetter)
            throws InterpreterException
Description copied from interface: ExpandableCode
This method takes the first token and expands it. The result is placed on the stack. This means that expandable code does one step of expansion and puts the result on the stack. To expand a token it might be necessary to consume further tokens.

Specified by:
expand in interface ExpandableCode
Parameters:
prefix - the prefix flags controlling the expansion
context - the interpreter context
source - the token source
typesetter - the typesetter
Throws:
InterpreterException - in case of an error
See Also:
ExpandableCode.expand( de.dante.extex.interpreter.Flags, de.dante.extex.interpreter.context.Context, de.dante.extex.interpreter.TokenSource, de.dante.extex.typesetter.Typesetter)