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From ohe...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r1636032 - /commons/proper/configuration/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/tree/NodeMatcher.java
Date Sat, 01 Nov 2014 20:47:23 GMT
Author: oheger
Date: Sat Nov  1 20:47:22 2014
New Revision: 1636032

URL: http://svn.apache.org/r1636032
Log:
Added NodeMatcher interface.

A NodeMatcher allows for advanced filtering of the child nodes of a given
parent node.

Added:
    commons/proper/configuration/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/tree/NodeMatcher.java

Added: commons/proper/configuration/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/tree/NodeMatcher.java
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/commons/proper/configuration/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/tree/NodeMatcher.java?rev=1636032&view=auto
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--- commons/proper/configuration/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/tree/NodeMatcher.java
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+++ commons/proper/configuration/trunk/src/main/java/org/apache/commons/configuration2/tree/NodeMatcher.java
Sat Nov  1 20:47:22 2014
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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.tree;
+
+/**
+ * <p>
+ * An interface for matching nodes based on specific criteria.
+ * </p>
+ * <p>
+ * This interface is used by {@link NodeHandler} to support advanced filtering
+ * on the child nodes of a given parent node. This is useful for instance for
+ * special {@link ExpressionEngine} implementations which do no direct or strict
+ * matches based on node names. An example could be an expression engine that
+ * treats the passed in node keys in a case-insensitive manner. Such an engine
+ * would use a special case-insensitive matcher when resolving configuration
+ * keys.
+ * </p>
+ * <p>
+ * The idea behind this interface is that a matcher has to match a property of a
+ * node against a given criterion. This criterion is passed to the matching
+ * function so that matchers can be implemented in a state-less fashion and
+ * shared between multiple components.
+ * </p>
+ *
+ * @version $Id$
+ * @since 2.0
+ * @param <C> the type of the criterion evaluated by this matcher
+ */
+public interface NodeMatcher<C>
+{
+    /**
+     * Tests whether the passed in node matches the given criterion.
+     *
+     * @param node the node to be tested
+     * @param handler the corresponding {@code NodeHandler}
+     * @param criterion the criterion to match against
+     * @param <T> the type of the node
+     * @return <b>true</b> if this node matches the criterion, <b>false</b>
+     *         otherwise
+     */
+    <T> boolean matches(T node, NodeHandler<T> handler, C criterion);
+}



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