user3663882 user3663882 - 3 months ago 23
Scala Question

Overriding vals in Scala

I have tried to override val in Scala as this:

trait T{
val str: String
}

sealed abstract class Test extends T{
val str: String = "str"
}

class Test1 extends Test{
val str = super.str + "test1" //super may not be used on value str
}


But this refused to compile. Why? I wanted to override value in the abstract class using the abstract class's value itself. How to do this?

In my particular case I cannot pass it as a class parameter.

Answer

Scala compiler does not allow to use super on a val. If you are not caring about re-evaluation, you can just use def instead.

trait T{
  def str: String
}

sealed abstract class Test extends T{
  def str: String = "str"
}

class Test1 extends Test{
  def str = super.str + "test1" //super may not be used on value str
}

defined trait T
defined class Test
defined class Test1