Class Bindery

  • public final class Bindery
    extends java.lang.Object
    The Bindery class holds information about variables and their values. It is used only for global variables: local variables are held in the XPathContext object.

    Variables are identified by a GlobalVariable object. Values will always be of class Sequence.

    The Bindery is a run-time object, but slot numbers within the bindery are allocated to global variables at compile time. Because XSLT packages can be separately compiled, each package needs to have its own bindery.

    From Saxon 9.7 there is one Bindery for the global variables in each separately-compiled package. The Bindery is no longer used to hold supplied values of global parameters, but it does hold their values after initialization, treating them as normal global variables. Management of dependencies among global variables, and checking for dynamic circularities, has been moved to the Controller.

    • Constructor Detail

    • Method Detail

      • setGlobalVariable

        public void setGlobalVariable​(GlobalVariable binding,
                                      GroundedValue value)
        Provide a value for a global variable
        binding - identifies the variable
        value - the value of the variable
      • setExecuting

        public boolean setExecuting​(GlobalVariable binding)
                             throws XPathException
        Set/Unset a flag to indicate that a particular global variable is currently being evaluated. Note that this code is not synchronized, so there is no absolute guarantee that two threads will not both evaluate the same global variable; however, apart from wasted time, it is harmless if they do.
        binding - the global variable in question
        true if evaluation of the variable should proceed; false if it is found that the variable has now been evaluated in another thread.
        XPathException - If an attempt is made to set the flag when it is already set, this means the definition of the variable is circular.
      • setNotExecuting

        public void setNotExecuting​(GlobalVariable binding)
        Indicate that a global variable is not currently being evaluated
        binding - the global variable
      • saveGlobalVariableValue

        public GroundedValue saveGlobalVariableValue​(GlobalVariable binding,
                                                     GroundedValue value)
        Save the value of a global variable, and mark evaluation as complete.
        binding - the global variable in question
        value - the value that this thread has obtained by evaluating the variable
        the value actually given to the variable. Exceptionally this will be different from the supplied value if another thread has evaluated the same global variable concurrently. The returned value should be used in preference, to ensure that all threads agree on the value. They could be different if for example the variable is initialized using the collection() function.
      • getGlobalVariableValue

        public GroundedValue getGlobalVariableValue​(GlobalVariable binding)
        Get the value of a global variable
        binding - the Binding that establishes the unique instance of the variable
        the Value of the variable if defined, null otherwise.
      • getGlobalVariable

        public GroundedValue getGlobalVariable​(int slot)
        Get the value of a global variable whose slot number is known
        slot - the slot number of the required variable
        the Value of the variable if defined, null otherwise.
      • getGlobalVariables

        public GroundedValue[] getGlobalVariables()
        Get all the global variables, as an array. This is provided for use by debuggers. The meaning of the result can be determined by use of data held in the corresponding PackageData.
        the array of global variables.