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package Torello.Java.Function;

import java.util.function.Function;

/**
 * Function-Pointer
 * <SPAN CLASS=TJF>Input:</SPAN> {@code int, int, char}
 * <SPAN CLASS=TJF>Output:</SPAN> {@code R}.
 * 
 * <BR /><BR />
 * Primitive's Extension to Java's {@code java.util.function.*} package.
 * <BR /><BR />This {@code FunctionalInterface} has an {@code apply(...)} method which accepts
 * three primitives: two {@code int}-primitives, and one {@code char}.
 * @param <R> The type of the function-output.
 */
@FunctionalInterface
public interface IntIntCharFunc<R>
{
    /**
     * Applies a user-provided function to input aruments, returning a result of type {@code R}
     * @param i1 The first integer-parameter.
     * @param i2 The second integer-parameter.
     * @param c A {@code 'char'} parameter.
     * @return The function result.  Result shall be of type {@code 'R'}
     */
    public R apply(int i1, int i2, char c);

    /**
     * Returns a composed function that first applies {@code 'this'} function to its input, and
     * then applies the {@code 'after'} function to the result. If evaluation of either function
     * throws an exception, it is relayed to the caller of the composed function.
     * 
     * @param <V> The output-type of the {@code 'after'} function, and also of the (returned)
     * {@code 'composed'} function.
     * 
     * @param after The function to apply, after this function is applied.
     * @throws NullPointerException This throws if null is passed to {@code 'after'}.
     */
    public default <V> IntIntCharFunc<V> andThen(Function<R, V> after)
    {
        if (after == null) throw new NullPointerException
            ("null has been passed to parameter 'after'");

        return (int i1, int i2, char c) -> after.apply(this.apply(i1, i2, c));
    }
}