Interface IStructureComparator

  • All Known Implementing Classes:
    DocumentRangeNode, ResourceNode, StructureRootNode

    public interface IStructureComparator
    Interface used to compare hierarchical structures. It is used by the differencing engine.

    Clients typically implement this interface in an adaptor class which wrappers the objects to be compared.

    See Also:
    ResourceNode, Differencer
    • Method Summary

      All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods 
      Modifier and Type Method Description
      boolean equals​(Object other)
      Returns whether some other object is "equal to" this one with respect to a structural comparison.
      Object[] getChildren()
      Returns an iterator for all children of this object or null if there are no children.
    • Method Detail

      • getChildren

        Object[] getChildren()
        Returns an iterator for all children of this object or null if there are no children.
        Returns:
        an array with all children of this object, or an empty array if there are no children
      • equals

        boolean equals​(Object other)
        Returns whether some other object is "equal to" this one with respect to a structural comparison. For example, when comparing Java class methods, equals would return true if two methods have the same signature (the argument names and the method body might differ).
        Overrides:
        equals in class Object
        Parameters:
        other - the reference object with which to compare
        Returns:
        true if this object is the same as the other argument; false otherwise
        See Also:
        Object.equals(java.lang.Object)