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inject

-- import "github.com/codegangsta/inject"

Package inject provides utilities for mapping and injecting dependencies in various ways.

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Usage

func InterfaceOf

func InterfaceOf(value interface{}) reflect.Type

InterfaceOf dereferences a pointer to an Interface type. It panics if value is not an pointer to an interface.

type Applicator

type Applicator interface {
	// Maps dependencies in the Type map to each field in the struct
	// that is tagged with 'inject'. Returns an error if the injection
	// fails.
	Apply(interface{}) error
}

Applicator represents an interface for mapping dependencies to a struct.

type Injector

type Injector interface {
	Applicator
	Invoker
	TypeMapper
	// SetParent sets the parent of the injector. If the injector cannot find a
	// dependency in its Type map it will check its parent before returning an
	// error.
	SetParent(Injector)
}

Injector represents an interface for mapping and injecting dependencies into structs and function arguments.

func New

func New() Injector

New returns a new Injector.

type Invoker

type Invoker interface {
	// Invoke attempts to call the interface{} provided as a function,
	// providing dependencies for function arguments based on Type. Returns
	// a slice of reflect.Value representing the returned values of the function.
	// Returns an error if the injection fails.
	Invoke(interface{}) ([]reflect.Value, error)
}

Invoker represents an interface for calling functions via reflection.

type TypeMapper

type TypeMapper interface {
	// Maps the interface{} value based on its immediate type from reflect.TypeOf.
	Map(interface{}) TypeMapper
	// Maps the interface{} value based on the pointer of an Interface provided.
	// This is really only useful for mapping a value as an interface, as interfaces
	// cannot at this time be referenced directly without a pointer.
	MapTo(interface{}, interface{}) TypeMapper
	// Provides a possibility to directly insert a mapping based on type and value.
	// This makes it possible to directly map type arguments not possible to instantiate
	// with reflect like unidirectional channels.
	Set(reflect.Type, reflect.Value) TypeMapper
	// Returns the Value that is mapped to the current type. Returns a zeroed Value if
	// the Type has not been mapped.
	Get(reflect.Type) reflect.Value
}

TypeMapper represents an interface for mapping interface{} values based on type.