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Expression

Inherits: RefCounted < Object

A class that stores an expression you can execute.

Description

An expression can be made of any arithmetic operation, built-in math function call, method call of a passed instance, or built-in type construction call.

An example expression text using the built-in math functions could be sqrt(pow(3, 2) + pow(4, 2)).

In the following example we use a LineEdit node to write our expression and show the result.

var expression = Expression.new()

func _ready():
    $LineEdit.text_submitted.connect(self._on_text_submitted)

func _on_text_submitted(command):
    var error = expression.parse(command)
    if error != OK:
        print(expression.get_error_text())
        return
    var result = expression.execute()
    if not expression.has_execute_failed():
        $LineEdit.text = str(result)

Tutorials

Methods

Variant

execute ( Array inputs=[], Object base_instance=null, bool show_error=true, bool const_calls_only=false )

String

get_error_text ( ) const

bool

has_execute_failed ( ) const

Error

parse ( String expression, PackedStringArray input_names=PackedStringArray() )


Method Descriptions

Variant execute ( Array inputs=[], Object base_instance=null, bool show_error=true, bool const_calls_only=false )

Executes the expression that was previously parsed by parse and returns the result. Before you use the returned object, you should check if the method failed by calling has_execute_failed.

If you defined input variables in parse, you can specify their values in the inputs array, in the same order.


String get_error_text ( ) const

Returns the error text if parse or execute has failed.


bool has_execute_failed ( ) const

Returns true if execute has failed.


Error