For example, a refactoring like inline method may choose to replace calls to the method but leave intact any comments immediately preceding the calls. On the other hand, a refactoring like extract method may choose to extract not only the nodes for the selected code but also any comments preceding or following them.
Clients should subclass if they need to influence the
the source range to be affected when replacing or deleting a particular node.
An instance of the subclass should be registered with
During a call to
computeSourceRange(ASTNode) method on this object will be
used to compute the source range for a node being deleted or replaced.
Nested Class SummaryModifier and TypeClassDescription
static final classReified source range.
Constructor SummaryConstructorDescriptionCreates a new target source range computer.
TargetSourceRangeComputerpublic TargetSourceRangeComputer()Creates a new target source range computer.
computeSourceRangeReturns the target source range of the given node. Unlike
ASTNode.getLength(), the extended source range may include comments and whitespace immediately before or after the normal source range for the node.
The returned source ranges must satisfy the following conditions:
- no two source ranges in an AST may be overlapping
- a source range of a parent node must fully cover the source ranges of its children
The default implementation uses
CompilationUnit.getExtendedLength(ASTNode)to compute the target source range. Clients may override or extend this method to expand or contract the source range of the given node. The resulting source range must cover at least the original source range of the node.
node- the node with a known source range in the compilation unit being rewritten
- the exact source range in the compilation unit being rewritten that should be replaced (or deleted)