class Prism::ReturnNode

Represents the use of the ‘return` keyword.

return 1



attr_reader arguments: ArgumentsNode?


protected attr_reader flags: Integer

Public Class Methods

new(source, flags, keyword_loc, arguments, location) click to toggle source

def initialize: (Integer flags, Location keyword_loc, ArgumentsNode? arguments, Location location) -> void

# File prism/node.rb, line 16469
def initialize(source, flags, keyword_loc, arguments, location)
  @source = source
  @location = location
  @flags = flags
  @keyword_loc = keyword_loc
  @arguments = arguments
type() click to toggle source

Similar to type, this method returns a symbol that you can use for splitting on the type of the node without having to do a long === chain. Note that like type, it will still be slower than using == for a single class, but should be faster in a case statement or an array comparison.

def self.type: () -> Symbol

# File prism/node.rb, line 16565
def self.type

Public Instance Methods

===(other) click to toggle source

Implements case-equality for the node. This is effectively == but without comparing the value of locations. Locations are checked only for presence.

# File prism/node.rb, line 16571
def ===(other)
  other.is_a?(ReturnNode) &&
    (flags === other.flags) &&
    (keyword_loc.nil? == other.keyword_loc.nil?) &&
    (arguments === other.arguments)
accept(visitor) click to toggle source

def accept: (Visitor visitor) -> void

# File prism/node.rb, line 16478
def accept(visitor)
child_nodes() click to toggle source

def child_nodes: () -> Array[nil | Node]

# File prism/node.rb, line 16483
def child_nodes
Also aliased as: deconstruct
comment_targets() click to toggle source

def comment_targets: () -> Array[Node | Location]

# File prism/node.rb, line 16495
def comment_targets
  [keyword_loc, *arguments] #: Array[Prism::node | Location]
compact_child_nodes() click to toggle source

def compact_child_nodes: () -> Array

# File prism/node.rb, line 16488
def compact_child_nodes
  compact = [] #: Array[Prism::node]
  compact << arguments if arguments
copy(flags: self.flags, keyword_loc: self.keyword_loc, arguments: self.arguments, location: self.location) click to toggle source

def copy: (?flags: Integer, ?keyword_loc: Location, ?arguments: ArgumentsNode?, ?location: Location) -> ReturnNode

# File prism/node.rb, line 16500
def copy(flags: self.flags, keyword_loc: self.keyword_loc, arguments: self.arguments, location: self.location), flags, keyword_loc, arguments, location)

def deconstruct: () -> Array[nil | Node]

Alias for: child_nodes
deconstruct_keys(keys) click to toggle source

def deconstruct_keys: (Array keys) -> { flags: Integer, keyword_loc: Location, arguments: ArgumentsNode?, location: Location }

# File prism/node.rb, line 16508
def deconstruct_keys(keys)
  { flags: flags, keyword_loc: keyword_loc, arguments: arguments, location: location }
inspect() click to toggle source

def inspect -> String

# File prism/node.rb, line 16537
def inspect
keyword() click to toggle source

def keyword: () -> String

# File prism/node.rb, line 16532
def keyword
keyword_loc() click to toggle source

attr_reader keyword_loc: Location

# File prism/node.rb, line 16517
def keyword_loc
  location = @keyword_loc
  return location if location.is_a?(Location)
  @keyword_loc =, location >> 32, location & 0xFFFFFFFF)
redundant?() click to toggle source

def redundant?: () -> bool

# File prism/node.rb, line 16527
def redundant?
type() click to toggle source

Sometimes you want to check an instance of a node against a list of classes to see what kind of behavior to perform. Usually this is done by calling ‘[cls1, cls2].include?(node.class)` or putting the node into a case statement and doing `case node; when cls1; when cls2; end`. Both of these approaches are relatively slow because of the constant lookups, method calls, and/or array allocations.

Instead, you can call type, which will return to you a symbol that you can use for comparison. This is faster than the other approaches because it uses a single integer comparison, but also because if you’re on CRuby you can take advantage of the fact that case statements with all symbol keys will use a jump table.

def type: () -> Symbol

# File prism/node.rb, line 16555
def type