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Native Functions

Tanka extends Jsonnet using native functions, offering additional functionality not yet available in the standard library.

To use them in your code, you need to access them using std.native from the standard library:

{
  someField:  std.native('<name>')(<arguments>),
}

std.native takes the native function's name as a string argument and returns a function, which is called using the second set of parentheses.

parseJson

Signature

parseJSON(string json) Object

parseJSON parses a json string and returns the respective Jsonnet type (Object, Array, etc).

Examples

{
  array: std.native('parseJson')('[0, 1, 2]'),
  object: std.native('parseJson')('{ "foo": "bar" }'),
}

Evaluating with Tanka results in the JSON:

{
  "array": [0, 1, 2],
  "object": {
    "foo": "bar"
  }
}

parseYaml

Signature

parseYAML(string yaml) []Object

parseYAML wraps yaml.Unmarshal to convert a string of yaml document(s) into a set of dicts. If yaml only contains a single document, a single value array will be returned.

Examples

{
  yaml: std.native('parseYaml')(|||
    ---
    foo: bar
    ---
    bar: baz
  |||),
}

Evaluating with Tanka results in the JSON:

{
  "yaml": [
    {
      "foo": "bar"
    },
    {
      "bar": "baz"
    }
  ]
}

manifestJsonFromJson

Signature

manifestJSONFromJSON(string json, int indent) string

manifestJSONFromJSON reserializes JSON and allows to change the indentation.

Examples

{
  indentWithEightSpaces: std.native('manifestJsonFromJson')('{ "foo": { "bar": "baz" } }', 8),
}

Evaluating with Tanka results in the JSON:

{
  "indentWithEightSpaces": "{\n        \"foo\": {\n                \"bar\": \"baz\"\n        }\n}\n"
}

manifestYamlFromJson

Signature

manifestYAMLFromJSON(string json) string

manifestYamlFromJSON serializes a JSON string as a YAML document.

Examples

{
  yaml: std.native('manifestYamlFromJson')('{ "foo": { "bar": "baz" } }'),
}

Evaluating with Tanka results in the JSON:

{
  "yaml": "foo:\n    bar: baz\n"
}

escapeStringRegex

Signature

escapeStringRegex(string s) string

escapeStringRegex escapes all regular expression metacharacters and returns a regular expression that matches the literal text.

Examples

{
  escaped: std.native('escapeStringRegex')('"([0-9]+"'),
}

Evaluating with Tanka results in the JSON:

{
  "escaped": "\"\\(\\[0-9\\]\\+\""
}

regexMatch

Signature

regexMatch(string regex, string s) boolean

regexMatch returns whether the given string is matched by the given RE2 regular expression.

Examples

{
  matched: std.native('regexMatch')('.', 'a'),
}

Evaluating with Tanka results in the JSON:

{
  "matched": true
}

regexSubst

Signature

regexSubst(string regex, string src, string repl) string

regexSubst replaces all matches of the re2 regular expression with the replacement string.

Examples

{
  substituted: std.native('regexSubst')('p[^m]*', 'pm', 'poe'),
}

Evaluating with Tanka results in the JSON:

{
  "substituted": "poem"
}