Class Assert


  • @Deprecated
    public final class Assert
    extends Object
    Deprecated.
    As of 3.3, replaced by Assert
    Assert is useful for for embedding runtime sanity checks in code. The static predicate methods all test a condition and throw some type of unchecked exception if the condition does not hold.

    Assertion failure exceptions, like most runtime exceptions, are thrown when something is misbehaving. Assertion failures are invariably unspecified behavior; consequently, clients should never rely on these being thrown (or not thrown). If you find yourself in the position where you need to catch an assertion failure, you have most certainly written your program incorrectly.

    Note that an assert statement is slated to be added to the Java language in JDK 1.4, rending this class obsolete.

    Restriction:
    This class is planned to be deleted, see Bug 528191
    Restriction:
    This class is not intended to be instantiated by clients.
    • Method Detail

      • isLegal

        public static boolean isLegal​(boolean expression)
        Deprecated.
        Asserts that an argument is legal. If the given boolean is not true, an IllegalArgumentException is thrown.
        Parameters:
        expression - the outcome of the check
        Returns:
        true if the check passes (does not return if the check fails)
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if the legality test failed
      • isLegal

        public static boolean isLegal​(boolean expression,
                                      String message)
        Deprecated.
        Asserts that an argument is legal. If the given boolean is not true, an IllegalArgumentException is thrown. The given message is included in that exception, to aid debugging.
        Parameters:
        expression - the outcome of the check
        message - the message to include in the exception
        Returns:
        true if the check passes (does not return if the check fails)
        Throws:
        IllegalArgumentException - if the legality test failed
      • isNotNull

        public static void isNotNull​(Object object)
        Deprecated.
        Asserts that the given object is not null. If this is not the case, some kind of unchecked exception is thrown.

        As a general rule, parameters passed to API methods must not be null unless explicitly allowed in the method's specification. Similarly, results returned from API methods are never null unless explicitly allowed in the method's specification. Implementations are encouraged to make regular use of Assert.isNotNull to ensure that null parameters are detected as early as possible.

        Parameters:
        object - the value to test
        Throws:
        RuntimeException - an unspecified unchecked exception if the object is null
      • isNotNull

        public static void isNotNull​(Object object,
                                     String message)
        Deprecated.
        Asserts that the given object is not null. If this is not the case, some kind of unchecked exception is thrown. The given message is included in that exception, to aid debugging.

        As a general rule, parameters passed to API methods must not be null unless explicitly allowed in the method's specification. Similarly, results returned from API methods are never null unless explicitly allowed in the method's specification. Implementations are encouraged to make regular use of Assert.isNotNull to ensure that null parameters are detected as early as possible.

        Parameters:
        object - the value to test
        message - the message to include in the exception
        Throws:
        RuntimeException - an unspecified unchecked exception if the object is null
      • isTrue

        public static boolean isTrue​(boolean expression)
        Deprecated.
        Asserts that the given boolean is true. If this is not the case, some kind of unchecked exception is thrown.
        Parameters:
        expression - the outcome of the check
        Returns:
        true if the check passes (does not return if the check fails)
      • isTrue

        public static boolean isTrue​(boolean expression,
                                     String message)
        Deprecated.
        Asserts that the given boolean is true. If this is not the case, some kind of unchecked exception is thrown. The given message is included in that exception, to aid debugging.
        Parameters:
        expression - the outcome of the check
        message - the message to include in the exception
        Returns:
        true if the check passes (does not return if the check fails)