ElementVisitor.java :  » 6.0-JDK-Core » lang » javax » lang » model » element » Java Open Source

Java Open Source » 6.0 JDK Core » lang 
lang » javax » lang » model » element » ElementVisitor.java
/*
 * Copyright 2005-2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All Rights Reserved.
 * DO NOT ALTER OR REMOVE COPYRIGHT NOTICES OR THIS FILE HEADER.
 *
 * This code is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
 * under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 only, as
 * published by the Free Software Foundation.  Sun designates this
 * particular file as subject to the "Classpath" exception as provided
 * by Sun in the LICENSE file that accompanied this code.
 *
 * This code is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT
 * ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
 * FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License
 * version 2 for more details (a copy is included in the LICENSE file that
 * accompanied this code).
 *
 * You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License version
 * 2 along with this work; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation,
 * Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA.
 *
 * Please contact Sun Microsystems, Inc., 4150 Network Circle, Santa Clara,
 * CA 95054 USA or visit www.sun.com if you need additional information or
 * have any questions.
 */

package javax.lang.model.element;

import javax.lang.model.util.*;

/**
 * A visitor of program elements, in the style of the visitor design
 * pattern.  Classes implementing this interface are used to operate
 * on an element when the kind of element is unknown at compile time.
 * When a visitor is passed to an element's {@link Element#accept
 * accept} method, the <tt>visit<i>XYZ</i></tt> method most applicable
 * to that element is invoked.
 *
 * <p> Classes implementing this interface may or may not throw a
 * {@code NullPointerException} if the additional parameter {@code p}
 * is {@code null}; see documentation of the implementing class for
 * details.
 * 
 * <p> <b>WARNING:</b> It is possible that methods will be added to
 * this interface to accommodate new, currently unknown, language
 * structures added to future versions of the Java&trade; programming
 * language.  Therefore, visitor classes directly implementing this
 * interface may be source incompatible with future versions of the
 * platform.  To avoid this source incompatibility, visitor
 * implementations are encouraged to instead extend the appropriate
 * abstract visitor class that implements this interface.  However, an
 * API should generally use this visitor interface as the type for
 * parameters, return type, etc. rather than one of the abstract
 * classes.
 *
 * @param <R> the return type of this visitor's methods.  Use {@link
 *         Void} for visitors that do not need to return results.
 * @param <P> the type of the additional parameter to this visitor's
 *            methods.  Use {@code Void} for visitors that do not need an
 *            additional parameter.
 *
 * @author Joseph D. Darcy
 * @author Scott Seligman
 * @author Peter von der Ah&eacute;
 * @version 1.10 07/05/05
 * @see AbstractElementVisitor6
 * @since 1.6
 */
public interface ElementVisitor<R, P> {
    /**
     * Visits an element.
     * @param e  the element to visit
     * @param p  a visitor-specified parameter
     * @return a visitor-specified result
     */
    R visit(Element e, P p);

    /**
     * A convenience method equivalent to {@code v.visit(e, null)}.
     * @param e  the element to visit
     * @return a visitor-specified result
     */
    R visit(Element e);

    /**
     * Visits a package element.
     * @param e  the element to visit
     * @param p  a visitor-specified parameter
     * @return a visitor-specified result
     */
    R visitPackage(PackageElement e, P p);

    /**
     * Visits a type element.
     * @param e  the element to visit
     * @param p  a visitor-specified parameter
     * @return a visitor-specified result
     */
    R visitType(TypeElement e, P p);

    /**
     * Visits a variable element.
     * @param e  the element to visit
     * @param p  a visitor-specified parameter
     * @return a visitor-specified result
     */
    R visitVariable(VariableElement e, P p);

    /**
     * Visits an executable element.
     * @param e  the element to visit
     * @param p  a visitor-specified parameter
     * @return a visitor-specified result
     */
    R visitExecutable(ExecutableElement e, P p);

    /**
     * Visits a type parameter element.
     * @param e  the element to visit
     * @param p  a visitor-specified parameter
     * @return a visitor-specified result
     */
    R visitTypeParameter(TypeParameterElement e, P p);

    /**
     * Visits an unknown kind of element.
     * This can occur if the language evolves and new kinds
     * of elements are added to the {@code Element} hierarchy.
     *
     * @param e  the element to visit
     * @param p  a visitor-specified parameter
     * @return a visitor-specified result
     * @throws UnknownElementException
     *  a visitor implementation may optionally throw this exception
     */
    R visitUnknown(Element e, P p);
}
java2s.com  | Contact Us | Privacy Policy
Copyright 2009 - 12 Demo Source and Support. All rights reserved.
All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.