Skip to main content

Scala API User Guide

Overview

This document explains what the Scala API is, how to import it and example usages.
The API exposes the internals of an IR to a developer to be able to build tools in scala. The API consist of mainly :

  1. Utility Functions - for performing actions and receiving data on the IR
  2. Codecs - for JSON serialization.

How to Import the API

The API is published as a versioned maven package with naming convention such as morphir-ir_2.13.
Importing this package would vary based on the project's build tool. For more information on how to import a maven package, checkout the project's build tool documentation.

How to Use the API ?

The API is mainly dependent on these two packages:

  1. morphir sdk - for its basic and advance types
  2. io.circe - for JSON Serialization.

Below are usage examples

  1. Reading the IR into a Distribution using Decoder.
    This example reads the content of the morphir-ir.json, parses it into JSON then decode it into a Scala distribution type.
 val iRContent: String = Source.fromFile("path-to-morphir-ir.json").mkString
val irJson: Json = parser.parse(iRContent)
Codec.decodeDistributionVersion.decodeJson(irJson.getOrElse(Json.Null)) match {
case Left(err: DecodingFailure) => ???
case Right(distribution: Distribution) => ???
}
  1. Traversing the IR using utility functions.
    This example obtains the package name from the distribution, gets the package specification and list all modules within.
val packageName: PackageName = lookupPackageName(distribution)
val packageSpec: Package.Specification[scala.Unit] = lookupPackageSpecification(distribution)
val allModuleList: List[Module.ModuleName] = packageSpec.modules.keys.toList
println("Modules In Package : ")
allModuleList.foreach(println(s"\t ${Path._toString(Name.toTitleCase)(".")(modName)}"))
  1. Writing a distribution to a JSON using Encoder
val newIRContent =  Codec.encodeDistribution(distribution).as[Json]

Reference

The API is a complete replica of the Elm's API. implemented in Scala. To read more on the docs of each utility function, please reference the Elm Package