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Expr

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Expr package provides an engine that can compile and evaluate expressions. An expression is a one-liner that returns a value (mostly, but not limited to, booleans). It is designed for simplicity, speed and safety.

The purpose of the package is to allow users to use expressions inside configuration for more complex logic. It is a perfect candidate for the foundation of a business rule engine. The idea is to let configure things in a dynamic way without recompile of a program:

# Get the special price if
user.Group in ["good_customers", "collaborator"]

# Promote article to the homepage when
len(article.Comments) > 100 and article.Category not in ["misc"]

# Send an alert when
product.Stock < 15

Features

  • Seamless integration with Go (no need to redefine types)
  • Static typing (example). go out, err := expr.Compile(`name + age`) // err: invalid operation + (mismatched types string and int) // | name + age // | .....^
  • User-friendly error messages.
  • Reasonable set of basic operators.
  • Builtins all, none, any, one, filter, map. coffeescript all(Tweets, {.Size <= 280})
  • Fast (benchmarks): uses bytecode virtual machine and optimizing compiler.

Install

go get github.com/antonmedv/expr

Documentation

  • See [Getting Started](docs/Getting-Started.md) page for developer documentation.
  • See [Language Definition](docs/Language-Definition.md) page to learn the syntax.

Expr Code Editor

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Examples

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package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "github.com/antonmedv/expr"
)

func main() {
    env := map[string]interface{}{
        "greet":   "Hello, %v!",
        "names":   []string{"world", "you"},
        "sprintf": fmt.Sprintf,
    }

    code := `sprintf(greet, names[0])`

    program, err := expr.Compile(code, expr.Env(env))
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }

    output, err := expr.Run(program, env)
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }

    fmt.Println(output)
}

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package main

import (
    "fmt"
    "github.com/antonmedv/expr"
)

type Tweet struct {
    Len int
}

type Env struct {
    Tweets []Tweet
}

func main() {
    code := `all(Tweets, {.Len <= 240})`

    program, err := expr.Compile(code, expr.Env(Env{}))
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }

    env := Env{
        Tweets: []Tweet{{42}, {98}, {69}},
    }
    output, err := expr.Run(program, env)
    if err != nil {
        panic(err)
    }

    fmt.Println(output)
}

Contributing

Expr consist of a few packages for parsing source code to AST, type checking AST, compiling to bytecode and VM for running bytecode program.

Also expr provides powerful tool [exe](cmd/exe) for debugging. It has interactive terminal debugger for our bytecode virtual machine.

Who is using Expr?

Aviasales are actively using Expr for different parts of the search engine. Mystery Minds uses Expr to allow easy yet powerful customization of its matching algorithm.

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License

[MIT](LICENSE)


*Note that all licence references and agreements mentioned in the expr README section above are relevant to that project's source code only.