content/base/src/nsAttrValueOrString.h
author John Schoenick <jschoenick@mozilla.com>
Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:35:21 -0700
changeset 238724 03b6a747eac115e2df717486586e502e364a8edf
parent 225819 ca7fdf3bb3720d95bded02e7bdc747680dba286e
permissions -rw-r--r--
Bug 1076587 - Allow nsAttrValueOrString helper to accept potentially-null pointers r=bz

/* -*- Mode: C++; tab-width: 2; indent-tabs-mode: nil; c-basic-offset: 2 -*- */
/* This Source Code Form is subject to the terms of the Mozilla Public
 * License, v. 2.0. If a copy of the MPL was not distributed with this file,
 * You can obtain one at http://mozilla.org/MPL/2.0/. */

/*
 * A wrapper to contain either an nsAttrValue or an nsAString. This is useful
 * because constructing an nsAttrValue from an nsAString can be expensive when
 * the buffer of the string is not shared.
 *
 * This treats nsAttrValueOrString(nullptr) as the empty string,
 * to help with contexts where a null pointer denotes an empty value.
 *
 * Since a raw pointer to the passed-in string is kept, this class should only
 * be used on the stack.
 */

#ifndef nsAttrValueOrString_h___
#define nsAttrValueOrString_h___

#include "nsString.h"
#include "nsAttrValue.h"

class MOZ_STACK_CLASS nsAttrValueOrString
{
public:
  explicit nsAttrValueOrString(const nsAString& aValue)
    : mAttrValue(nullptr)
    , mStringPtr(&aValue)
    , mCheapString(nullptr)
  { }

  explicit nsAttrValueOrString(const nsAString* aValue)
    : mAttrValue(nullptr)
    , mStringPtr(aValue)
    , mCheapString(nullptr)
  { }

  explicit nsAttrValueOrString(const nsAttrValue& aValue)
    : mAttrValue(&aValue)
    , mStringPtr(nullptr)
    , mCheapString(nullptr)
  { }

  explicit nsAttrValueOrString(const nsAttrValue* aValue)
    : mAttrValue(aValue)
    , mStringPtr(nullptr)
    , mCheapString(nullptr)
  { }

  /**
   * Returns a reference to the string value of the contents of this object.
   *
   * When this object points to a string or an nsAttrValue of string or atom
   * type this should be fairly cheap. Other nsAttrValue types will be
   * serialized the first time this is called and cached from thereon.
   */
  const nsAString& String() const;

  /**
   * Compares the string representation of this object with the string
   * representation of an nsAttrValue.
   */
  bool EqualsAsStrings(const nsAttrValue& aOther) const
  {
    if (mStringPtr) {
      return aOther.Equals(*mStringPtr, eCaseMatters);
    }
    return aOther.EqualsAsStrings(*mAttrValue);
  }

protected:
  const nsAttrValue*       mAttrValue;
  mutable const nsAString* mStringPtr;
  mutable nsCheapString    mCheapString;
};

#endif // nsAttrValueOrString_h___