Generic coercion

If the declared type is not a primitive nor Array (or an array subclass) it'll do generic coercion. When generic coercing a value, Structure will just instantiate the declared type (using new) passing the raw value as the parameter (only if the raw value isn't of the declared type already).

class Location {
  constructor({ x, y }) {
    this.x = x;
    this.y = y;

const User = attributes({
  location: Location,
})(class User {});

const userOne = new User({
  location: new Location({ x: 1, y: 2 }),

userOne.location; // Location { x: 1, y: 2 } => no coercion was done

const userTwo = new User({
  location: { x: 3, y: 4 },

userTwo.location; // Location { x: 3, y: 4 } => coerced plain object to Location

Coercion to Date type enters in this same category, so if you have an attribute of the type Date, it'll use new Date(<raw value>) to coerce it. For more info about how this coercion works check the cases for value and dateString parameters on Date documentation.

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