LicenseEntryWithLineBreaks class

Variant of LicenseEntry for licenses that separate paragraphs with blank lines and that hard-wrap text within paragraphs. Lines that begin with one or more space characters are also assumed to introduce new paragraphs, unless they start with the same number of spaces as the previous line, in which case it's assumed they are a continuation of an indented paragraph.

Sample code

For example, the BSD license in this format could be encoded as follows:

void initMyLibrary() {
  LicenseRegistry.addLicense(() async* {
    yield new LicenseEntryWithLineBreaks(<String>['my_library'], '''
Copyright 2016 The Sample Authors. All rights reserved.

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without
modification, are permitted provided that the following conditions are
met:

   * Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright
notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer.
   * Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above
copyright notice, this list of conditions and the following disclaimer
in the documentation and/or other materials provided with the
distribution.
   * Neither the name of Example Inc. nor the names of its
contributors may be used to endorse or promote products derived from
this software without specific prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS
"AS IS" AND ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR
A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT
OWNER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL,
SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, BUT NOT
LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES; LOSS OF USE,
DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON ANY
THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE
OF THIS SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.''');
  });
}

This would result in a license with six paragraphs, the third, fourth, and fifth being indented one level.

Performance considerations

Computing the paragraphs is relatively expensive. Doing the work for one license per frame is reasonable; doing more at the same time is ill-advised. Consider doing all the work at once using compute to move the work to another thread, or spreading the work across multiple frames using scheduleTask.

Inheritance

Constructors

LicenseEntryWithLineBreaks(List<String> packages, String text)
Create a license entry for a license whose text is hard-wrapped within paragraphs and has paragraph breaks denoted by blank lines or with indented text.
const

Properties

packages List<String>
final
paragraphs Iterable<LicenseParagraph>
The paragraphs of the license, each as a LicenseParagraph consisting of a string and some formatting information. Paragraphs can include newline characters, but this is discouraged as it results in ugliness.
read-only
text String
The text of the license. [...]
final
hashCode int
The hash code for this object. [...]
read-only, inherited
runtimeType Type
A representation of the runtime type of the object.
read-only, inherited

Methods

noSuchMethod(Invocation invocation) → dynamic
Invoked when a non-existent method or property is accessed. [...]
inherited
toString() String
Returns a string representation of this object.
inherited

Operators

operator ==(dynamic other) bool
The equality operator. [...]
inherited