meta 1.0.3

1.0.3 #

  • Introduce @checked to override a method and tighten a parameter type (SDK issue 25578).

      import 'package:meta/meta.dart' show checked;
      class View {
        addChild(View v) {}
      }
      class MyView extends View {
        // this override is legal, it will check at runtime if we actually
        // got a MyView.
        addChild(@checked MyView v) {}
      }
      main() {
        dynamic mv = new MyView();
        mv.addChild(new View()); // runtime error
      }
    

1.0.2 #

  • Introduce @visibleForTesting annotation for declarations that may be referenced only in the library or in a test.

1.0.1 #

  • Updated @factory to allow statics and methods returning null.

1.0.0 #

  • First stable API release.

0.12.2 #

  • Updated @protected to include implemented interfaces (linter#252).

0.12.1 #

  • Fixed markdown in dartdocs.

0.12.0 #

  • Introduce @optionalTypeArgs annotation for classes whose type arguments are to be treated as optional.

0.11.0 #

  • Added new Required constructor with a means to specify a reason to explain why a parameter is required.

0.10.0 #

  • Introduce @factory annotation for methods that must either be abstract or must return a newly allocated object.
  • Introduce @literal annotation that indicates that any invocation of a constructor must use the keyword const unless one or more of the arguments to the constructor is not a compile-time constant.

0.9.0 #

  • Introduce @protected annotation for members that must only be called from instance members of subclasses.
  • Introduce @required annotation for optional parameters that should be treated as required.
  • Introduce @mustCallSuper annotation for methods that must be invoked by all overriding methods.

Use this package as a library

1. Depend on it

Add this to your package's pubspec.yaml file:


dependencies:
  meta: ^1.0.3

2. Install it

You can install packages from the command line:

with pub:


$ pub get

Alternatively, your editor might support pub get. Check the docs for your editor to learn more.

3. Import it

Now in your Dart code, you can use:


import 'package:meta/meta.dart';
  
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