Any

abstract open
class Any

Class Any is the root of the Scala class hierarchy. Every class in a Scala execution environment inherits directly or indirectly from this class.

Starting with Scala 2.10 it is possible to directly extend Any using universal traits. A universal trait is a trait that extends Any, only has defs as members, and does no initialization.

The main use case for universal traits is to allow basic inheritance of methods for value classes. For example,

trait Printable extends Any {
  def print(): Unit = println(this)
}
class Wrapper(val underlying: Int) extends AnyVal with Printable

val w = new Wrapper(3)
w.print()

See the Value Classes and Universal Traits for more details on the interplay of universal traits and value classes.

Value members

Concrete methods

final
def !=(x$0: Any): Boolean

Test two objects for inequality.

Test two objects for inequality.

Value Params
that

the object to compare against this object for equality.

Returns

true if !(this == that), false otherwise.

final
def ##: Int

Equivalent to x.hashCode except for boxed numeric types and null.

Equivalent to x.hashCode except for boxed numeric types and null. For numerics, it returns a hash value which is consistent with value equality: if two value type instances compare as true, then ## will produce the same hash value for each of them. For null returns a hashcode where null.hashCode throws a NullPointerException.

Returns

a hash value consistent with ==

final
def ==(x$0: Any): Boolean

Test two objects for equality.

Test two objects for equality. The expression x == that is equivalent to if (x eq null) that eq null else x.equals(that).

Value Params
that

the object to compare against this object for equality.

Returns

true if the receiver object is equivalent to the argument; false otherwise.

final
def asInstanceOf[X0]: X0

Cast the receiver object to be of type T0.

Cast the receiver object to be of type T0.

Note that the success of a cast at runtime is modulo Scala's erasure semantics. Therefore the expression 1.asInstanceOf[String] will throw a ClassCastException at runtime, while the expression List(1).asInstanceOf[List[String]] will not. In the latter example, because the type argument is erased as part of compilation it is not possible to check whether the contents of the list are of the requested type.

Returns

the receiver object.

Throws
ClassCastException

if the receiver object is not an instance of the erasure of type T0.

def equals(x$0: Any): Boolean

Compares the receiver object (this) with the argument object (that) for equivalence.

Compares the receiver object (this) with the argument object (that) for equivalence.

Any implementation of this method should be an equivalence relation:

- It is reflexive: for any instance x of type Any, x.equals(x) should return true. - It is symmetric: for any instances x and y of type Any, x.equals(y) should return true if and only if y.equals(x) returns true. - It is transitive: for any instances x, y, and z of type Any if x.equals(y) returns true and y.equals(z) returns true, then x.equals(z) should return true.

If you override this method, you should verify that your implementation remains an equivalence relation. Additionally, when overriding this method it is usually necessary to override hashCode to ensure that objects which are "equal" (o1.equals(o2) returns true) hash to the same scala.Int. (o1.hashCode.equals(o2.hashCode)).

Value Params
that

the object to compare against this object for equality.

Returns

true if the receiver object is equivalent to the argument; false otherwise.

final
def getClass[X0 = Any](): Class[_ <: X0]

Returns the runtime class representation of the object.

Returns the runtime class representation of the object.

Returns

a class object corresponding to the runtime type of the receiver.

def hashCode(): Int

Calculate a hash code value for the object.

Calculate a hash code value for the object.

The default hashing algorithm is platform dependent.

Note that it is allowed for two objects to have identical hash codes (o1.hashCode.equals(o2.hashCode)) yet not be equal (o1.equals(o2) returns false). A degenerate implementation could always return 0. However, it is required that if two objects are equal (o1.equals(o2) returns true) that they have identical hash codes (o1.hashCode.equals(o2.hashCode)). Therefore, when overriding this method, be sure to verify that the behavior is consistent with the equals method.

Returns

the hash code value for this object.

final

Test whether the dynamic type of the receiver object is T0.

Test whether the dynamic type of the receiver object is T0.

Note that the result of the test is modulo Scala's erasure semantics. Therefore the expression 1.isInstanceOf[String] will return false, while the expression List(1).isInstanceOf[List[String]] will return true. In the latter example, because the type argument is erased as part of compilation it is not possible to check whether the contents of the list are of the specified type.

Returns

true if the receiver object is an instance of erasure of type T0; false otherwise.

Returns a string representation of the object.

Returns a string representation of the object.

The default representation is platform dependent.

Returns

a string representation of the object.