Class CompilationUnitSorter


  • public final class CompilationUnitSorter
    extends Object
    Operation for sorting members within a compilation unit.

    This class provides all functionality via static members.

    Since:
    2.1
    Restriction:
    This class is not intended to be instantiated by clients.
    • Field Detail

      • RELATIVE_ORDER

        public static final String RELATIVE_ORDER
        Name of auxillary property whose value can be used to determine the original relative order of two body declarations. This allows a comparator to preserve the relative positions of certain kinds of body declarations when required.

        All body declarations passed to the comparator's compare method by CompilationUnitSorter.sort carry an Integer-valued property. The body declaration with the lower value comes before the one with the higher value. The exact numeric value of these properties is unspecified.

        Example usage:

         BodyDeclaration b1 = (BodyDeclaration) object1;
         BodyDeclaration b2 = (BodyDeclaration) object2;
         Integer i1 = (Integer) b1.getProperty(RELATIVE_ORDER);
         Integer i2 = (Integer) b2.getProperty(RELATIVE_ORDER);
         return i1.intValue() - i2.intValue(); // preserve original order
         

        See Also:
        sort(ICompilationUnit, int[], Comparator, int, IProgressMonitor), BodyDeclaration, Constant Field Values
    • Method Detail

      • sort

        public static void sort​(ICompilationUnit compilationUnit,
                                int[] positions,
                                Comparator comparator,
                                int options,
                                IProgressMonitor monitor)
                         throws JavaModelException
        Deprecated.
        Clients should port their code to use the new JLS3 AST API and call CompilationUnitSorter.sort(AST.JLS3, compilationUnit, positions, comparator, options, monitor) instead of using this method.
        Reorders the declarations in the given compilation unit according to JLS2 rules. The caller is responsible for arranging in advance that the given compilation unit is a working copy, and for saving the changes afterwards.

        Note: Reordering the members within a type declaration might be more than a cosmetic change and could have potentially serious repercussions. Firstly, the order in which the fields of a type are initialized is significant in the Java language; reordering fields and initializers may result in compilation errors or change the execution behavior of the code. Secondly, reordering a class's members may affect how its instances are serialized. This operation should therefore be used with caution and due concern for potential negative side effects.

        The optional positions array contains a non-decreasing ordered list of character-based source positions within the compilation unit's source code string. Upon return from this method, the positions in the array reflect the corresponding new locations in the modified source code string. Note that this operation modifies the given array in place.

        The compare method of the given comparator is passed pairs of JLS2 AST body declarations (subclasses of BodyDeclaration) representing body declarations at the same level. The comparator is called on body declarations of nested classes, including anonymous and local classes, but always at the same level. Clients need to provide a comparator implementation (there is no standard comparator). The RELATIVE_ORDER property attached to these AST nodes afforts the comparator a way to preserve the original relative order.

        The body declarations passed as parameters to the comparator always carry at least the following minimal signature information:

        TypeDeclaration modifiers, isInterface, name, superclass, superInterfaces
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        FieldDeclaration modifiers, type, fragments (VariableDeclarationFragments with name only)
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        MethodDeclaration modifiers, isConstructor, returnType, name, parameters (SingleVariableDeclarations with name and type only), thrownExceptions
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        Initializer modifiers
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        Clients should not rely on the AST nodes being properly parented or on having source range information. (Future releases may provide options for requesting additional information like source positions, full ASTs, non-recursive sorting, etc.)

        Parameters:
        compilationUnit - the given compilation unit, which must be a working copy
        positions - an array of source positions to map, or null if none. If supplied, the positions must character-based source positions within the original source code for the given compilation unit, arranged in non-decreasing order. The array is updated in place when this method returns to reflect the corresponding source positions in the permuted source code string (but not necessarily any longer in non-decreasing order).
        comparator - the comparator capable of ordering BodyDeclarations; this comparator is passed AST nodes from a JLS2 AST
        options - bitwise-or of option flags; 0 for default behavior (reserved for future growth)
        monitor - the progress monitor to notify, or null if none
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if the compilation unit could not be sorted. Reasons include:
        • The given compilation unit does not exist (ELEMENT_DOES_NOT_EXIST)
        • The given compilation unit is not a working copy (INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPES)
        • A CoreException occurred while accessing the underlying resource
        IllegalArgumentException - if the given compilation unit is null or if the given comparator is null.
        See Also:
        BodyDeclaration, RELATIVE_ORDER
      • sort

        public static void sort​(int level,
                                ICompilationUnit compilationUnit,
                                int[] positions,
                                Comparator comparator,
                                int options,
                                IProgressMonitor monitor)
                         throws JavaModelException
        Reorders the declarations in the given compilation unit according to the specified AST level. The caller is responsible for arranging in advance that the given compilation unit is a working copy, and for saving the changes afterwards.

        Note: Reordering the members within a type declaration might be more than a cosmetic change and could have potentially serious repercussions. Firstly, the order in which the fields of a type are initialized is significant in the Java language; reordering fields and initializers may result in compilation errors or change the execution behavior of the code. Secondly, reordering a class's members may affect how its instances are serialized. This operation should therefore be used with caution and due concern for potential negative side effects.

        The optional positions array contains a non-decreasing ordered list of character-based source positions within the compilation unit's source code string. Upon return from this method, the positions in the array reflect the corresponding new locations in the modified source code string. Note that this operation modifies the given array in place.

        The compare method of the given comparator is passed pairs of body declarations (subclasses of BodyDeclaration) representing body declarations at the same level. The nodes are from an AST of the specified level (ASTParser.newParser(int). Clients will generally specify the latest available AST.JLS* constant since that will cover all constructs found in all version of Java source code. The comparator is called on body declarations of nested classes, including anonymous and local classes, but always at the same level. Clients need to provide a comparator implementation (there is no standard comparator). The RELATIVE_ORDER property attached to these AST nodes afforts the comparator a way to preserve the original relative order.

        The body declarations passed as parameters to the comparator always carry at least the following minimal signature information:

        TypeDeclaration modifiers, isInterface, name, superclass, superInterfaces, typeParameters
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        FieldDeclaration modifiers, type, fragments (VariableDeclarationFragments with name only)
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        MethodDeclaration modifiers, isConstructor, returnType, name, typeParameters, parameters (SingleVariableDeclarations with name, type, and modifiers only), thrownExceptions
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        Initializer modifiers
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        AnnotationTypeDeclaration modifiers, name
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        AnnotationTypeMemberDeclaration modifiers, name, type, default
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        EnumDeclaration modifiers, name, superInterfaces
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        EnumConstantDeclaration modifiers, name, arguments
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        Clients should not rely on the AST nodes being properly parented or on having source range information. (Future releases may provide options for requesting additional information like source positions, full ASTs, non-recursive sorting, etc.)

        Parameters:
        level - the AST level; one of the AST.JLS* constants
        compilationUnit - the given compilation unit, which must be a working copy
        positions - an array of source positions to map, or null if none. If supplied, the positions must character-based source positions within the original source code for the given compilation unit, arranged in non-decreasing order. The array is updated in place when this method returns to reflect the corresponding source positions in the permuted source code string (but not necessarily any longer in non-decreasing order).
        comparator - the comparator capable of ordering BodyDeclarations; this comparator is passed AST nodes from an AST of the specified AST level
        options - bitwise-or of option flags; 0 for default behavior (reserved for future growth)
        monitor - the progress monitor to notify, or null if none
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if the compilation unit could not be sorted. Reasons include:
        • The given compilation unit does not exist (ELEMENT_DOES_NOT_EXIST)
        • The given compilation unit is not a working copy (INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPES)
        • A CoreException occurred while accessing the underlying resource
        IllegalArgumentException - if the given compilation unit is null or if the given comparator is null, or if level is not one of the AST JLS level constants.
        Since:
        3.1
        See Also:
        BodyDeclaration, RELATIVE_ORDER
      • sort

        public static TextEdit sort​(CompilationUnit unit,
                                    Comparator comparator,
                                    int options,
                                    TextEditGroup group,
                                    IProgressMonitor monitor)
                             throws JavaModelException
        Reorders the declarations in the given compilation unit according to the specified comparator. The caller is responsible for arranging in advance that the given compilation unit is a working copy, and for applying the returned TextEdit afterwards.

        Note: Reordering the members within a type declaration might be more than a cosmetic change and could have potentially serious repercussions. Firstly, the order in which the fields of a type are initialized is significant in the Java language; reordering fields and initializers may result in compilation errors or change the execution behavior of the code. Secondly, reordering a class's members may affect how its instances are serialized. This operation should therefore be used with caution and due concern for potential negative side effects.

        The compare method of the given comparator is passed pairs of body declarations (subclasses of BodyDeclaration) representing body declarations at the same level. The comparator is called on body declarations of nested classes, including anonymous and local classes, but always at the same level. Clients need to provide a comparator implementation (there is no standard comparator). The RELATIVE_ORDER property attached to these AST nodes affords the comparator a way to preserve the original relative order.

        The body declarations passed as parameters to the comparator always carry at least the following minimal signature information:

        TypeDeclaration modifiers, isInterface, name, superclass, superInterfaces, typeParameters
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        FieldDeclaration modifiers, type, fragments (VariableDeclarationFragments with name only)
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        MethodDeclaration modifiers, isConstructor, returnType, name, typeParameters, parameters (SingleVariableDeclarations with name, type, and modifiers only), thrownExceptions
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        Initializer modifiers
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        AnnotationTypeDeclaration modifiers, name
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        AnnotationTypeMemberDeclaration modifiers, name, type, default
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        EnumDeclaration modifiers, name, superInterfaces
        RELATIVE_ORDER property
        EnumConstantDeclaration modifiers, name, arguments
        RELATIVE_ORDER property

        Parameters:
        unit - the CompilationUnit to sort
        comparator - the comparator capable of ordering BodyDeclarations; this comparator is passed AST nodes from an AST of the specified AST level
        options - bitwise-or of option flags; 0 for default behavior (reserved for future growth)
        group - the text edit group to use when generating text edits, or null
        monitor - the progress monitor to notify, or null if none
        Returns:
        a TextEdit describing the required edits to do the sort, or null if sorting is not required
        Throws:
        JavaModelException - if the compilation unit could not be sorted. Reasons include:
        • The given unit was not created from a ICompilationUnit (INVALID_ELEMENT_TYPES)
        IllegalArgumentException - if the given compilation unit is null or if the given comparator is null, or if options is not one of the supported levels.
        Since:
        3.3
        See Also:
        BodyDeclaration, RELATIVE_ORDER