class constructs.Construct(scope, id)

Bases: object

Represents the building block of the construct graph.

All constructs besides the root construct must be created within the scope of another construct.

Creates a new construct node.

  • scope (Construct) – The scope in which to define this construct.

  • id (str) – The scoped construct ID. Must be unique amongst siblings. If the ID includes a path separator (/), then it will be replaced by double dash --.



Returns a string representation of this construct.

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The tree node.

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Static Methods

classmethod is_construct(x)

Checks if x is a construct.

Use this method instead of instanceof to properly detect Construct instances, even when the construct library is symlinked.

Explanation: in JavaScript, multiple copies of the constructs library on disk are seen as independent, completely different libraries. As a consequence, the class Construct in each copy of the constructs library is seen as a different class, and an instance of one class will not test as instanceof the other class. npm install will not create installations like this, but users may manually symlink construct libraries together or use a monorepo tool: in those cases, multiple copies of the constructs library can be accidentally installed, and instanceof will behave unpredictably. It is safest to avoid using instanceof, and using this type-testing method instead.


x (Any) – Any object.

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true if x is an object created from a class which extends Construct.