The power of FUNC<T>. Not a new George Clinton song.

by Anthony 9. March 2014 09:32

So this post has been a long time coming.  I have been busy with life in general so it has been a while since I posted.  But, this post in particular was something I have wanted to get around to for about 6 years now.  So why so long?  I'm not really sure; I have been using this particular technique for a long time and I just never got around to writing about it.  Now I know many people reading this already know the benefits of Func<T> and Action<T>, but I wanted to show a practical example of its use.  

So recently at work I was presented with a task to create a server side BB Code parser, the why is not important.  I found one that was helpful, but it was a bit too rigid for me.  So I decided to modify it with a factory pattern.  Everything was going great and for the most part it was an easy translation until two tags completely wrecked my world.  OK, maybe that is a bit of an exaggeration, but they did pose a problem.

Most tags in BBCode map directly to HTML ([b]=<b>, [u] = <u>, [url=www.google.com] = <a href="www.google.com">, etc...) however the [list] and [size] tags do not. To specify an ordered uppercase roman numeral list in BbCode it is [list=I] in HTML it is <ol style="list-style-type:upper-roman;">.  So what to do?  Func<T> to the rescue.  Func<T> allowed me to include the functionality of my translation with out sacrificing encapsulation.  So lets look at the code.

My first implementation of my Tag class for BB Code was pretty simple:

/// <summary>
/// Name of the BB Code tag
/// </summary>
public string BbTagName { get; set; }
/// <summary>
/// Name of the corresponding Html Tag
/// </summary>
public string HtmlTagName { get; set; }
/// <summary>
/// The property/style attrib the BB Code links to 
/// </summary>
public string HtmlProperty { get; set; }
/// <summary>
/// If true links to a HTML style attribute not a property  
/// </summary>
public bool IsStyleReplacement { get; set; }
/// <summary>
/// Initializes the formatting tag /// </summary> public void Init(); /// <summary> /// formats the tag /// </summary> /// <param name="Data">The data that will be converted to HTML</param> /// <returns>The converted string</returns> public string Format(string Data)

This allowed me to create a factory like this:

public class BbCodeParser
{
    private List<Tag> _tags = new List<Tag>
    {
        new Tag
        {
            BbTagName = "list",
            HtmlTagName = "ol",
        },

        new Tag
        {
			//li maps directly to html li no translation needed
            BbTagName = "li",
        },
        
        new Tag
        {
            BbTagName = "size",
            HtmlProperty = "font-size",
            HtmlTagName = "span",
            IsStyleReplacement = true,
        },
        new Tag
        {
            BbTagName = "font",
            HtmlProperty = "font-family",
            HtmlTagName = "span",
            IsStyleReplacement = true,
        },
    };

    public void Init()
    {
        //init all tags
        _tags.ForEach(t => t.Init());
    }

    public string Format(string data)
    {
        //runformat on all tags
        _tags.ForEach(t => data = t.Format(data));
        return data;
    }
}

 

Easy Peasy. Next came the dreaded regex for BBCode (if you would like to see it explained go here it is an awesome regex site):

//{0} will be replace with the BBCode

private const string BbCodeRegEx = "\\[(?:\\b{0}\\b)(?:\\s*)(=?)((?:.|\\n)*?)(?:\\s*)\\]((?:.|\\n)*?)\\[\\/\\b{0}\\b(?:\\s*)\\]";

This was a generic regex that captures pretty much all BB code tags (my full implementation required some additional chicanery.)   So now for the format class:

return _regReplace.Replace(Data,htmlReplacement);

Everything was happy then came my [list=[a,i,I,A,1]] problem.  I had a few options:

  1. Allow the factory creator to use their own regex.  (I know as a library consumer I would hate this option).
  2. Create a special tag for list. (only if there was no other option).
  3. Tell my boss we can't do it :) (not really an option)
  4. Allow the factory creator to implement their own translation 

In .Net 2.0 the last option would require a delegate that pointed to a method in a separate class, not very fun or supportable.  But since 3.5 introduced Func<T> and Action<T>, it is actually a pretty easy change:

Firstly I added the property:

/// <summary>
/// Allow the consumer to provide a custom translation
/// </summary>
public Func<string, string> PropertyConversion { get; set; } 

Then I modified the RegEx replacement to support the new custom code:

/// <summary>
/// formats the tag
/// </summary>
/// <param name="Data">The data that will be converted to HTML</param>
/// <returns>The converted string</returns>
public string Format(string Data)
{
	return _regReplace.Replace(Data,MatchReplacer);
}

private string MatchReplacer(Match m)
{
	string htmlReplacement;
	//this will be the value after the '=' in bbcode
	string convertedValue = m.Groups[2].Value;
	
	//if a conversion exists use it
	if (PropertyConversion != null)
	{
		convertedValue = this.PropertyConversion(convertedValue);
	}

	//in indexed groups index 0 is the entire find so we need to start at 1
	if (m.Groups[1].Value == "=")
	{
		htmlReplacement = IsStyleReplacement ? _htmlReplacementForStyle : _htmlReplacementForAttrib;
		htmlReplacement = Regex.Replace(htmlReplacement, "\\$2", convertedValue);

	}
	else
	{
		htmlReplacement = _htmlReplacementBasic;
	}
	htmlReplacement = Regex.Replace(htmlReplacement, "\\$3", m.Groups[3].Value);
	return htmlReplacement;
}

I highlighted the important code.  And that was it.  Now the consumer can do all kinds of crazy stuff.

So my new list tag implementation looks like this:

new Tag
{
	BbTagName = "list",
	HtmlProperty = "list-style-type",
	HtmlTagName = "ol",
	IsStyleReplacement = true,
	PropertyConversion = s =>
	{
		switch (s)
		{
			case "1":
				return "decimal";
			case "A":
				return "upper-alpha";
			case "a":
				return "lower-alpha";
			case "i":
				return "lower-roman";
			case "I":
				return "upper-roman";
			default:
				return "decimal";
		}
	},
},

So no matter the translation I pretty much have it covered.  This has been a useful technique for me for years, I just always forget to post it.  Hopefully it helps someone.

I have attached the full code below:

BbCodeToHtml.zip (4.39 mb)

Happy Coding. 

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Please stop pushing JavaScript down my throat.

by Anthony 2. September 2012 09:45

I am primarily a web applications software engineer.  This has been my career path for last 12 of the 17 years I have been working.  That being said, I never overlook the merits of client applications in certain situations (graphically intense, constant connection or the need to integrate with other applications).  I have always found that any code that you have complete control over should keep in mind the following paradigms:

Standard OO principals:

  • Polymorphism: IAnimal -> Mammal -> Dog -> Basset Hound
  • Inheritance: Dog::Eats(){ return “Dog Food”}: Dog overrides Eat From Mammal where it is overridden from IAnimal.
  • Interfacing: IAnimal can be passed around regardless of the type of the inheriting animal.
  • Encapsulation: There is no reason to expose everything to everyone. Something’s should be exposed to the sub classes and (like in life) some things should just be private.

Other important constructs:

  • “Compiled” vs. “Interpreted”: This construct allows programming languages to be compiled down to a lower level language making them run as fast as possible on the target platform.
  • Type Safety (Strongly Typed): Increases performance and reduces runtime errors because the compiler catches issues and optimizes performance for the particular types. NOTE: I incorrectly stated performance is increased with type safety.  This is incorrect, it is a compile time construct and will not increase performance.

Now web applications by default are multiplatform targeted.  They should react the same way on one IE 9 running on Windows as on Chrome running on Mac (they don’t, but bear with me I am getting to the point).  This is where JavaScript excels. Since the actually code is pushed down to the compliant browsers the implementation of that code is left to the browser with guidance of ECMA standards.

I love JavaScript, I love JQuery, I think it is awesome.  But stop trying to make me run it on my servers or on my desktop FOR EVERYTHING.  .Net, Java, C++ all work great as compiled server side languages. Objective C and the previous also work awesome as compiled rich client applications (as long as you know the target system).  So why on earth would I want a language that breaks 3 of my core tenants of programming when I know the target system?

Yes for those that don’t know it let me reiterate JavaScript is not encapsulated, there is no way to mark a method as private. It is certainly not complied (sorry Closure you are an optimizer and calling yourself a compiler is an insult to anyone that has ever built a real compiler).  Finally it isn’t type safe.   I can do the following:

var something = 1; //something is an int
something =  "Ted"; //something is an string
something = function () { return "ted"; } //something is a method pointer
something = 1.34343; //something is a float
something = [1,2,3,4,5]; //something is an array

WOW, something can do anything, and I guarantee the above will run with no issues.  Yes I can do something similar with dynamic types, but there is a time and a place for dynamicity and all the time is not it.  

So when I read about Node.JS used in place of IIS/Apache and JSDB/TaffyDB used in place of Oracle/Sql Server or MySql I shudder a bit.  The only constant theme for why I should do this: is the same language is used client side and server side.  No performance gains (BTW scalability and performance are two completely different dynamics) and no additional features.  Sorry I just can't jump on the bandwagon.

I may sound like a bitter old programmer when I hear the terms "Bandwidth is cheap" or "Processors can handle a lot more these days" or "Just add some more memory/servers".  But why write less efficient code in the the first place.  Always weigh the benefits of performance vs. maintainability.  One should not completely override the other.

Learn PL/TSQL, learn an OO language, learn a server side scripting language(Perl, Python, Ruby), learn JavaScript and learn HTML.  But more importantly, learn when to use each and keep it where it belongs.  To quote my Grandfather, "Just because you can do something doesn’t mean you should."

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