class FatRat

class FatRat is Cool does Rational[Int, Int]

A FatRat is a rational number stored with arbitrary size numerator and denominator. Arithmetic operations involving a FatRat and optionally Int or Rat objects return a FatRat, avoiding loss of precision.

Since, unlike Rat, FatRat arithmetics do not fall back Num at some point, there is a risk that repeated arithmetic operations generate pathologically large numerators and denominators.

There are two common ways to generate FatRat objects: through the FatRat.new(Int, Int) constructor, which generates them from numerator and denominator, or by calling the .FatRat method on an Int or Rat object.

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Methods supplied by role Rational

FatRat does role Rational, which provides the following methods:

new

method new(NuT:D $numerator, DenomT:D $denominator) returns Rational:D

Creates a new rational object from numerator and denominator.

numerator

method numerator(Rational:D:) returns NuT:D

Returns the numerator.

denominator

method denominator(Rational:D:) returns DenomT:D

Returns the denominator.

nude

method nude(Rational:D:) returns Positional

Returns a list of the numerator and denominator.

norm

method norm(Rational:D:) returns Rational:D

Returns a normalized Rational object, i.e. with positive denominator, and numerator and denominator coprime.

Methods supplied by class Any

FatRat inherits from class Any, which provides the following methods:

ACCEPTS

multi method ACCEPTS(Any:D: Mu $other)

Returns True if $other === self (i.e. it checks object identity).

any

Interprets the invocant as a list and creates an any-Junction from it.

all

Interprets the invocant as a list and creates an all-Junction from it.

one

Interprets the invocant as a list and creates an one-Junction from it.

none

Interprets the invocant as a list and creates an none-Junction from it.

Methods supplied by class Mu

FatRat inherits from class Mu, which provides the following methods:

defined

multi sub    defined(Mu) returns Bool:D
multi method defined()   returns Bool:D

Returns False on the type object, and True otherwise.

Bool

multi sub    Bool(Mu) returns Bool:D
multi method Bool()   returns Bool:D

Returns False on the type object, and True otherwise.

Str

multi method Str()   returns Str

Returns a string representation of the invocant, intended to be machine readable.

gist

multi sub    gist(Mu) returns Str
multi method gist()   returns Str

Returns a string representation of the invocant, optimized for fast recognition by humans.

The default gist method in Mu re-dispatches to the perl method, but many built-in classes override it to something more specific.

perl

multi sub    perl(Mu) returns Str
multi method perl()   returns Str

Returns a Perlish representation of the object (i.e., can usually be re-parsed to regenerate the object).

clone

method clone(*%twiddles)

Creates a shallow clone of the invocant. If named arguments are passed to it, their values are used in every place where an attribute name matches the name of a named argument.

new

multi method new(*%attrinit)

Default method for constructing (create + initialize) new objects of a class. This method expects only named arguments which are then used to initialize attributes with accessors of the same name.

Classes may provide their own new method to override this default.

bless

method bless(*%attrinit) returns Mu:D

Lower-level object construction method than new.

Creates a new object of the same type as the invocant, uses the named arguments to initialize attributes, and returns the created object.

You can use this method when writing custom constructors:

class Point {
    has $.x;
    has $.y;
    multi method new($x, $y) {
        self.bless(:$x, :$y);
    }
}
my $p = Point.new(-1, 1);

(Though each time you write a custom constructor, remember that it makes subclassing harder).

CREATE

method CREATE() returns Mu:D

Allocates a new object of the same type as the invocant, without initializing any attributes.

print

multi method print() returns Bool:D

Prints value to $*OUT after stringification using .Str method without newline at end.

say

multi method say() returns Bool:D

Prints value to $*OUT after stringification using .gist method with newline at end.

ACCEPTS

multi method ACCEPTS(Mu:U: $other)

Performs a type check. Returns True if $other conforms to the invocant (which is always a type object or failure).

This is the method that is triggered on smart-matching against type objects, for example in if $var ~~ Int { ... }.

WHICH

multi method WHICH() returns ObjAt:D

Returns an object of type ObjAt which uniquely identifies the object. Value types override this method which makes sure that two equivalent objects return the same return value from WHICH.