Refactoring descriptors are exposed by the refactoring history service as
lightweight proxy objects. Refactoring descriptor proxies have an efficient
memory representation and are therefore suited to model huge refactoring
histories which may be displayed in the user interface. The refactoring
history service may hand out any number of proxies for a given descriptor.
Proxies only offer direct access to the time stamp
the related project
getProject() and description
getDescription(). In order to access other information such as
arguments and comments, clients have to call
requestDescriptor(IProgressMonitor) in order to obtain the actual
Refactoring descriptors are potentially heavy weight objects which should not be held on to. Proxies which are retrieved from external sources (e.g. not from the local refactoring history service) may encapsulate refactoring descriptors and should not be held in memory as well.
All time stamps are measured as the milliseconds since January 1, 1970, 00:00:00 GMT.
Note: this class is not intended to be subclassed by clients.
Method SummaryModifier and TypeMethodDescription
abstract StringReturns a human-readable description of refactoring.
abstract StringReturns the name of the associated project.
abstract longReturns the time stamp of this refactoring.
hashCode()Resolves this proxy and returns the associated refactoring descriptor.
compareTopublic int compareTo
equalspublic final boolean equals
getDescriptionpublic abstract String getDescription()Returns a human-readable description of refactoring.
- a description of the refactoring
getProjectpublic abstract String getProject()Returns the name of the associated project.
- the non-empty name of the project, or
getTimeStamppublic abstract long getTimeStamp()Returns the time stamp of this refactoring.
- the time stamp, or
-1if no time information is available
hashCodepublic final int hashCode()
requestDescriptorResolves this proxy and returns the associated refactoring descriptor.
Clients must connect to the refactoring history service first before calling this method.
monitor- the progress monitor to use, or
- the refactoring descriptor, or