mrvisser / sealerate

A scala convenience library to get Java enum functionality out of sealed classes.



Build Status Current Version Apache 2.0 License

Sealerate is a small (3rd-party-dependency-free) library that provides convenience functions values[T] and collect[T] that dynamically create a set of all instances of a sealed class.

Set Up

Sealerate is available for Scala 2.10, 2.11 and 2.12. If you are using sbt, add the following to your build.sbt:

libraryDependencies += "ca.mrvisser" %% "sealerate" % "0.0.5"

Example Usage

package example

import ca.mrvisser.sealerate

sealed trait Switch
object Switch {
    case object On extends Switch
    case object Off extends Switch

     * Enumerate all instances of of the [[Switch]] trait
    def values: Set[Switch] = sealerate.values[Switch]

Now Switch.values will provide Set(On, Off), and will update automatically when new objects are added.

Note that a compilation error is thrown if the following conditions aren't met:

  • The given type T is not a sealed trait, sealed abstract class or sealed class
  • The case instances of type T are not all case objects. (As an alternative the collect[T] function will simply filter out case classs instead of throw an error)