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package conversion
import (
type typePair struct {
source reflect.Type
dest reflect.Type
type NameFunc func(t reflect.Type) string
var DefaultNameFunc = func(t reflect.Type) string { return t.Name() }
// ConversionFunc converts the object a into the object b, reusing arrays or objects
// or pointers if necessary. It should return an error if the object cannot be converted
// or if some data is invalid. If you do not wish a and b to share fields or nested
// objects, you must copy a before calling this function.
type ConversionFunc func(a, b interface{}, scope Scope) error
// Converter knows how to convert one type to another.
type Converter struct {
// Map from the conversion pair to a function which can
// do the conversion.
conversionFuncs ConversionFuncs
generatedConversionFuncs ConversionFuncs
// Set of conversions that should be treated as a no-op
ignoredUntypedConversions map[typePair]struct{}
// NewConverter creates a new Converter object.
// Arg NameFunc is just for backward compatibility.
func NewConverter(NameFunc) *Converter {
c := &Converter{
conversionFuncs: NewConversionFuncs(),
generatedConversionFuncs: NewConversionFuncs(),
ignoredUntypedConversions: make(map[typePair]struct{}),
(*[]byte)(nil), (*[]byte)(nil),
func(a, b interface{}, s Scope) error {
return Convert_Slice_byte_To_Slice_byte(a.(*[]byte), b.(*[]byte), s)
return c
// WithConversions returns a Converter that is a copy of c but with the additional
// fns merged on top.
func (c *Converter) WithConversions(fns ConversionFuncs) *Converter {
copied := *c
copied.conversionFuncs = c.conversionFuncs.Merge(fns)
return &copied
// DefaultMeta returns meta for a given type.
func (c *Converter) DefaultMeta(t reflect.Type) *Meta {
return &Meta{}
// Convert_Slice_byte_To_Slice_byte prevents recursing into every byte
func Convert_Slice_byte_To_Slice_byte(in *[]byte, out *[]byte, s Scope) error {
if *in == nil {
*out = nil
return nil
*out = make([]byte, len(*in))
copy(*out, *in)
return nil
// Scope is passed to conversion funcs to allow them to continue an ongoing conversion.
// If multiple converters exist in the system, Scope will allow you to use the correct one
// from a conversion function--that is, the one your conversion function was called by.
type Scope interface {
// Call Convert to convert sub-objects. Note that if you call it with your own exact
// parameters, you'll run out of stack space before anything useful happens.
Convert(src, dest interface{}) error
// Meta returns any information originally passed to Convert.
Meta() *Meta
func NewConversionFuncs() ConversionFuncs {
return ConversionFuncs{
untyped: make(map[typePair]ConversionFunc),
type ConversionFuncs struct {
untyped map[typePair]ConversionFunc
// AddUntyped adds the provided conversion function to the lookup table for the types that are
// supplied as a and b. a and b must be pointers or an error is returned. This method overwrites
// previously defined functions.
func (c ConversionFuncs) AddUntyped(a, b interface{}, fn ConversionFunc) error {
tA, tB := reflect.TypeOf(a), reflect.TypeOf(b)
if tA.Kind() != reflect.Pointer {
return fmt.Errorf("the type %T must be a pointer to register as an untyped conversion", a)
if tB.Kind() != reflect.Pointer {
return fmt.Errorf("the type %T must be a pointer to register as an untyped conversion", b)
c.untyped[typePair{tA, tB}] = fn
return nil
// Merge returns a new ConversionFuncs that contains all conversions from
// both other and c, with other conversions taking precedence.
func (c ConversionFuncs) Merge(other ConversionFuncs) ConversionFuncs {
merged := NewConversionFuncs()
for k, v := range c.untyped {
merged.untyped[k] = v
for k, v := range other.untyped {
merged.untyped[k] = v
return merged
// Meta is supplied by Scheme, when it calls Convert.
type Meta struct {
// Context is an optional field that callers may use to pass info to conversion functions.
Context interface{}
// scope contains information about an ongoing conversion.
type scope struct {
converter *Converter
meta *Meta
// Convert continues a conversion.
func (s *scope) Convert(src, dest interface{}) error {
return s.converter.Convert(src, dest, s.meta)
// Meta returns the meta object that was originally passed to Convert.
func (s *scope) Meta() *Meta {
return s.meta
// RegisterUntypedConversionFunc registers a function that converts between a and b by passing objects of those
// types to the provided function. The function *must* accept objects of a and b - this machinery will not enforce
// any other guarantee.
func (c *Converter) RegisterUntypedConversionFunc(a, b interface{}, fn ConversionFunc) error {
return c.conversionFuncs.AddUntyped(a, b, fn)
// RegisterGeneratedUntypedConversionFunc registers a function that converts between a and b by passing objects of those
// types to the provided function. The function *must* accept objects of a and b - this machinery will not enforce
// any other guarantee.
func (c *Converter) RegisterGeneratedUntypedConversionFunc(a, b interface{}, fn ConversionFunc) error {
return c.generatedConversionFuncs.AddUntyped(a, b, fn)
// RegisterIgnoredConversion registers a "no-op" for conversion, where any requested
// conversion between from and to is ignored.
func (c *Converter) RegisterIgnoredConversion(from, to interface{}) error {
typeFrom := reflect.TypeOf(from)
typeTo := reflect.TypeOf(to)
if typeFrom.Kind() != reflect.Pointer {
return fmt.Errorf("expected pointer arg for 'from' param 0, got: %v", typeFrom)
if typeTo.Kind() != reflect.Pointer {
return fmt.Errorf("expected pointer arg for 'to' param 1, got: %v", typeTo)
c.ignoredUntypedConversions[typePair{typeFrom, typeTo}] = struct{}{}
return nil
// Convert will translate src to dest if it knows how. Both must be pointers.
// If no conversion func is registered and the default copying mechanism
// doesn't work on this type pair, an error will be returned.
// 'meta' is given to allow you to pass information to conversion functions,
// it is not used by Convert() other than storing it in the scope.
// Not safe for objects with cyclic references!
func (c *Converter) Convert(src, dest interface{}, meta *Meta) error {
pair := typePair{reflect.TypeOf(src), reflect.TypeOf(dest)}
scope := &scope{
converter: c,
meta: meta,
// ignore conversions of this type
if _, ok := c.ignoredUntypedConversions[pair]; ok {
return nil
if fn, ok := c.conversionFuncs.untyped[pair]; ok {
return fn(src, dest, scope)
if fn, ok := c.generatedConversionFuncs.untyped[pair]; ok {
return fn(src, dest, scope)
dv, err := EnforcePtr(dest)
if err != nil {
return err
sv, err := EnforcePtr(src)
if err != nil {
return err
return fmt.Errorf("converting (%s) to (%s): unknown conversion", sv.Type(), dv.Type())