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Eclipse JDT
Release 3.5

org.eclipse.jdt.core.dom
Class ChildListPropertyDescriptor

java.lang.Object
  extended by 

org.eclipse.jdt.core.dom.StructuralPropertyDescriptor
      extended by 
org.eclipse.jdt.core.dom.ChildListPropertyDescriptor

public final class ChildListPropertyDescriptor
extends StructuralPropertyDescriptor

Descriptor for a child list property of an AST node. A child list property is one whose value is a list of ASTNode.

Since:
3.0
See Also:
ASTNode.getStructuralProperty(StructuralPropertyDescriptor)
Restriction:
This class is not intended to be instantiated by clients.

Method Summary
 boolean cycleRisk ()
          Returns whether this property is vulnerable to cycles.
  Class getElementType ()
          Returns the element type of this list property.
 
Methods inherited from class org.eclipse.jdt.core.dom. StructuralPropertyDescriptor
getId, getNodeClass, isChildListProperty, isChildProperty, isSimpleProperty, toString
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang. Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Method Detail

getElementType

public final 
Class getElementType()
Returns the element type of this list property.

For example, for a node type like CompilationUnit, the "imports" property returns ImportDeclaration.class.

Returns:
the element type of the property

cycleRisk

public final boolean cycleRisk()
Returns whether this property is vulnerable to cycles.

A property is vulnerable to cycles if a node of the owning type (that is, the type that owns this property) could legally appear in the AST subtree below this property. For example, the body property of a MethodDeclaration node admits a body which might include statement that embeds another MethodDeclaration node. On the other hand, the name property of a MethodDeclaration node admits only names, and thereby excludes another MethodDeclaration node.

Returns:
true if cycles are possible, and false if cycles are impossible

Eclipse JDT
Release 3.5

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