Sorbet Cheatsheet Part 4

Published Nov 16, 2020

I’m watching Fleet Fatales 2020 on GamesDoneQuick! Filling out the Sorbet cheatsheet is a great thing to do between runs 😄

Changes from last time:

  • Fill in the combinators section.
  • Use modules instead of classes to group sections.
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# Every file should have a "typed sigil" that tells Sorbet how strict to be
# during static type checking.
#
# Strictness levels (lax to strict):
#
# ignore: Sorbet won't even read the file.  This means its contents are not
# visible during type checking.  Avoid this.
#
# false: Sorbet will only report errors related to constant resolution.  This
# is the default if no sigil is included.
#
# true: Sorbet will report all static type errors.  This is the sweet spot of
# safety for effort.
#
# strict: Sorbet will require that all methods, constants, and instance
# variables have static types.
#
# strong: Sorbet will no longer allow anything to be T.untyped, even
# explicitly.  Almost nothing satisfies this.

# typed: true

# Include the runtime type-checking library.  This lets you write inline sigs
# and have them checked at runtime (instead of running Sorbet as RBI-only).
# These runtime checks happen even for files with `ignore` or `false` sigils.
require 'sorbet-runtime'

module BasicSigs
  # Bring in the type definition helpers.  You'll almost always need this.
  extend T::Sig

  # Sigs are defined with `sig` and a block.  Define the return value type with
  # `returns`.
  #
  # This method returns a value whose class is `String`.  These are the most
  # common types, and Sorbet calls them "class types".
  sig { returns(String) }
  def greet
    'Hello, World!'
  end

  # Define parameter value types with `params`.
  sig { params(n: Integer).returns(String) }
  def greet_repeat(n)
    (1..n).map { greet }.join("\n")
  end

  # Define keyword parameters the same way.
  sig { params(n: Integer, sep: String).returns(String) }
  def greet_repeat(n, sep: "\n")
    (1..n).map { greet }.join(sep)
  end

  # Notice that positional/keyword and required/optional make no difference
  # here.  They're all defined the same way in `params`.

  # For lots of parameters, it's nicer to use do..end and a multiline block
  # instead of curly braces.
  sig do
    params(
      str: String,
      num: Integer,
      sym: Symbol,
    ).returns(String)
  end
  def uhh(str:, num:, sym:)
    'What would you even do with these?'
  end

  # For a method whose return value is useless, use `void`.
  sig { params(name: String).void }
  def say_hello(name)
    puts "Hello, #{name}!"
  end

  # Splats! Also known as "rest parameters", "*args", "**kwargs", and others.
  #
  # Type the value that a _member_ of `args` or `kwargs` will have, not `args`
  # or `kwargs` itself.
  sig { params(args: Integer, kwargs: String).void }
  def no_op(*args, **kwargs)
    if kwargs[:op] == 'minus'
      args.each { |i| puts(i - 1) }
    else
      args.each { |i| puts(i + 1) }
    end
  end

  # Most initializers should be `void`.
  sig { params(name: String).void }
  def initialize(name:)
    # Instance variables must have annotated types to participate in static
    # type checking.

    # The value in `T.let` is checked statically and at runtime.
    @upname = T.let(name.upcase, String)

    # Sorbet can infer this one!
    @name = name
  end

  # Constants also need annotated types.
  SORBET = T.let('A delicious frozen treat', String)

  # Class variables too.
  @@the_answer = T.let(42, Integer)
end

module StandardHelpers
  extend T::Sig
  # Sorbet provides some helpers for typing the Ruby standard library.

  # Use T::Boolean to catch both `true` and `false`.
  #
  # For the curious, this is equivalent to
  #     T.type_alias { T.any(TrueClass, FalseClass) }
  sig { params(str: String).returns(T::Boolean) }
  def confirmed?(str)
    str == 'yes'
  end

  # Reminder that the value `nil` is an instance of NilClass.
  sig { params(val: NilClass).void }
  def only_nil(val:); end

  # To avoid modifying common standard library classes, Sorbet provides
  # wrappers to support common generics.
  #
  # Here's the full list:
  #   * T::Array
  #   * T::Enumerable
  #   * T::Enumerator
  #   * T::Hash
  #   * T::Range
  #   * T::Set
  sig { params(config: T::Hash[Symbol, String]).returns(T::Array[String]) }
  def merge_values(config)
    keyset = [:old_key, :new_key]
    config.each_pair.flat_map do |key, value|
      keyset.include?(key) ? value : nil
    end
  end

  # Sometimes (usually dependency injection), a method will accept a reference
  # to a class rather than an instance of the class.  Use `T.class_of(Dep)` to
  # accept the `Dep` class itself (or something that inherits from it).
  class Dep; end

  sig { params(dep: T.class_of(Dep)).returns(Dep) }
  def dependency_injection(dep:)
    dep.new
  end

  # Blocks, procs, and lambdas, oh my!  All of these are typed with `T.proc`.
  #
  # Limitations:
  # 1. All parameters are assumed to be required positional parameters.
  # 2. The only runtime check is that the value is a `Proc`.  The argument
  #    types are only checked statically.
  sig do
    params(
      data: T::Array[String],
      blk: T.proc.params(val: String).returns(Integer),
    ).returns(Integer)
  end
  def count(data, &blk)
    data.sum(&blk)
  end

  sig { returns(Integer) }
  def count_usage
    count(["one", "two", "three"]) { |word| word.length + 1 }
  end

  # If the method takes an implicit block, Sorbet will infer `T.untyped` for
  # it.  Use the explicit block syntax if the types are important.
  sig { params(str: String).returns(T.untyped) }
  def implicit_block(str)
    yield(str)
  end

  # If you're writing a DSL and will execute the block in a different context,
  # use `bind`.
  sig { params(num: Integer, blk: T.proc.bind(Integer).void).void }
  def number_fun(num, &blk)
    num.instance_eval(&blk)
  end

  sig { void }
  def number_fun_usage(num)
    number_fun(10) { puts digits.join }
  end

  # If the block doesn't take any parameters, don't include `params`.
  sig { params(blk: T.proc.returns(Integer)).returns(Integer) }
  def doubled_block(&blk)
    2 * blk.call
  end
end

module Combinators
  extend T::Sig
  # These methods let you define new types from existing types.

  # Use `T.any` when you have a value that can be one of many types.  These are
  # sometimes known as "union types" or "sum types".
  sig { params(num: T.any(Integer, Float)).returns(Integer) }
  def hundreds(num)
    num.round(-2)
  end

  # `T.nilable(Type)` is a convenient alias for `T.any(Type, NilClass)`.
  sig { params(val: T.nilable(String)).returns(Integer) }
  def strlen(val)
    val.nil? ? -1 : val.length
  end

  # Use `T.all` when you have a value that must be satisfy multiple types.
  # These are sometimes known as "intersection types".  They're most useful for
  # interfaces (described later), but can also be useful for helper modules.

  module Reversible
    extend T::Sig
    sig { void }
    def reverse
      # Pretend this is actually implemented
    end
  end

  module Sortable
    extend T::Sig
    sig { void }
    def sort
      # Pretend this is actually implemented
    end
  end

  class List
    include Reversible
    include Sortable
  end

  sig { params(list: T.all(Reversible, Sortable)).void }
  def rev_sort(list)
    # reverse from Reversible
    list.reverse
    # sort from Sortable
    list.sort
  end

  def rev_sort_usage
    rev_sort(List.new)
  end
end

module DataClasses
  # TODO: T::Struct
  # These are sometimes known as "product types".
  # TODO: ^ reference equality, not value equality
  # TODO: T::Enum
end

module FlowSensitivity
  # TODO: T.absurd
  # TODO: T.noreturn
end

module Metaprogramming
  # TODO: T.type_alias
  # TODO: T.self_type
  # TODO: T.attached_class
end

module InheritanceChecks
  # TODO: abstract!
  # TODO: interface!
  # TODO: abstract. / override.
  # TODO: mixes_in_class_methods
  # TODO: final!
  # TODO: sealed!
end

module Debugging
  # TODO: T.reveal_type
end

module EscapeHatches
  # TODO: T.untyped
  # TODO: T.cast
  # TODO: T.unsafe
  # TODO: T.must
  # TODO: T.assert_type!
end

# The following types are not officially documented but are still useful.

module ValueSet
  # TODO: T.enum
end

module Generics
  # TODO: type_parameters / T.type_parameter
  # TODO: T::Generic
  # TODO: type_member
end