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Subject svn commit: r748044 - /commons/proper/configuration/branches/configuration2_experimental/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/base/HierarchicalConfigurationSource.java
Date Thu, 26 Feb 2009 07:05:34 GMT
Author: oheger
Date: Thu Feb 26 07:05:33 2009
New Revision: 748044

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=748044&view=rev
Log:
New interface for hierarchical configuration sources.

Added:
    commons/proper/configuration/branches/configuration2_experimental/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/base/HierarchicalConfigurationSource.java
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Added: commons/proper/configuration/branches/configuration2_experimental/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/base/HierarchicalConfigurationSource.java
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/commons/proper/configuration/branches/configuration2_experimental/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/base/HierarchicalConfigurationSource.java?rev=748044&view=auto
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--- commons/proper/configuration/branches/configuration2_experimental/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/base/HierarchicalConfigurationSource.java
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+++ commons/proper/configuration/branches/configuration2_experimental/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/base/HierarchicalConfigurationSource.java
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+/*
+ * Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF) under one or more
+ * contributor license agreements.  See the NOTICE file distributed with
+ * this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
+ * The ASF licenses this file to You under the Apache License, Version 2.0
+ * (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
+ * the License.  You may obtain a copy of the License at
+ *
+ *     http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
+ *
+ * Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software
+ * distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS,
+ * WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied.
+ * See the License for the specific language governing permissions and
+ * limitations under the License.
+ */
+package org.apache.commons.configuration2.base;
+
+import org.apache.commons.configuration2.expr.NodeHandler;
+import org.apache.commons.configuration2.expr.NodeList;
+
+/**
+ * <p>
+ * A specialized {@code ConfigurationSource} that organizes its data in a
+ * hierarchical node structure.
+ * </p>
+ * <p>
+ * This interface extends the {@code ConfigurationSource} interface by some
+ * methods providing a hierarchical view on the data stored in this
+ * configuration source. There is one method returning the root node of the
+ * hierarchy. A {@link NodeHandler} can also be queried for performing
+ * operations on the node structure. Concrete implementations can use different
+ * node classes; therefore the concrete type of the nodes is determined using a
+ * type parameter.
+ * </p>
+ *
+ * @author Commons Configuration team
+ * @version $Id$
+ * @param <T> the type of the nodes used by this hierarchical configuration
+ *        source
+ */
+public interface HierarchicalConfigurationSource<T> extends ConfigurationSource
+{
+    /**
+     * Returns the {@code NodeHandler} for dealing with the nodes used by this
+     * {@code HierarchicalConfigurationSource}.
+     *
+     * @return the {@code NodeHandler} for the nodes used by this implementation
+     */
+    NodeHandler<T> getNodeHandler();
+
+    /**
+     * Returns the root node of the hierarchy managed by this source.
+     *
+     * @return the root node
+     */
+    T getRootNode();
+
+    /**
+     * Sets the root node of the hierarchy managed by this source. Using this
+     * method the whole content of this source can be changed. This operation
+     * may not be supported by all implementations. An implementation that does
+     * not allow changing the root node may throw an {@code
+     * UnsupportedOperationException} exception.
+     *
+     * @param root the new root node (must not be <b>null</b>)
+     * @throws UnsupportedOperationException if this operation is not allowed
+     *         for this source
+     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the root node is <b>null</b>
+     */
+    void setRootNode(T root);
+
+    /**
+     * Evaluates the specified expression and returns a {@code NodeList} with
+     * the results. An implementation must use the current {@code
+     * ExpressionEngine} to execute the query on the hierarchical node structure
+     * maintained by this source.
+     *
+     * @param expr the expression to be evaluated
+     * @return a {@code NodeList} with the results
+     */
+    NodeList<T> find(String expr);
+}

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