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Each implementation of an
must provide a public no-argument constructor to be used by tools to
instantiate the factory.
Method SummaryModifier and TypeMethodDescriptionReturns an annotation processor for a set of annotation types.Returns the names of the annotation types supported by this factory.Returns the options recognized by this factory or by any of the processors it may create.
supportedOptionsReturns the options recognized by this factory or by any of the processors it may create. Only processor-specific options are included, each of which begins with
"-A". For example, if this factory recognizes options such as
-Adebug -Aloglevel=3, it will return the strings
A tool might use this information to determine if any options provided by a user are unrecognized by any processor, in which case it may wish to report an error.
- the options recognized by this factory or by any of the processors it may create, or an empty collection if none
supportedAnnotationTypesReturns the names of the annotation types supported by this factory. An element of the result may be the canonical (fully qualified) name of a supported annotation type. Alternately it may be of the form
"name.*"representing the set of all annotation types with canonical names beginning with
"*"by itself represents the set of all annotation types.
- the names of the annotation types supported by this factory
(Set<AnnotationTypeDeclaration> atds, AnnotationProcessorEnvironment env)Returns an annotation processor for a set of annotation types. The set will be empty if the factory supports "
*" and the specified type declarations have no annotations. Note that the set of annotation types may be empty for other reasons, such as giving the factory an opportunity to register a listener. An
AnnotationProcessorFactorymust gracefully handle an empty set of annotations; an appropriate response to an empty set will often be returning
atds- type declarations of the annotation types to be processed
env- environment to use during processing
- an annotation processor for the given annotation types,
nullif the types are not supported or the processor cannot be created