Class ASTNode

All Implemented Interfaces:
Direct Known Subclasses:
AnnotatedNode, AnnotationNode, GenericsType, ModifierNode, ModuleNode, Statement

public class ASTNode extends Object implements NodeMetaDataHandler
Base class for any AST node. This class supports basic information used in all nodes of the AST:
  • line and column number information. Usually a node represents a certain area in a text file determined by a starting position and an ending position. For nodes that do not represent this, this information will be -1. A node can also be configured in its line/col information using another node through setSourcePosition(otherNode).
  • every node can store meta data. A phase operation or transform can use this to transport arbitrary information to another phase operation or transform. The only requirement is that the other phase operation or transform runs after the part storing the information. If the information transport is done it is strongly recommended to remove that meta data.
  • a text representation of this node trough getText(). This was in the past used for assertion messages. Since the usage of power asserts this method will not be called for this purpose anymore and might be removed in future versions of Groovy
  • Constructor Details

    • ASTNode

      public ASTNode()
  • Method Details

    • visit

      public void visit(GroovyCodeVisitor visitor)
    • getText

      public String getText()
    • getLineNumber

      public int getLineNumber()
    • setLineNumber

      public void setLineNumber(int lineNumber)
    • getColumnNumber

      public int getColumnNumber()
    • setColumnNumber

      public void setColumnNumber(int columnNumber)
    • getLastLineNumber

      public int getLastLineNumber()
    • setLastLineNumber

      public void setLastLineNumber(int lastLineNumber)
    • getLastColumnNumber

      public int getLastColumnNumber()
    • setLastColumnNumber

      public void setLastColumnNumber(int lastColumnNumber)
    • setSourcePosition

      public void setSourcePosition(ASTNode node)
      Sets the source position using another ASTNode. The sourcePosition consists of a line/column pair for the start and a line/column pair for the end of the expression or statement
      node - - the node used to configure the position information
    • copyNodeMetaData

      public void copyNodeMetaData(ASTNode other)
      Copies all node metadata from the other node to this one
      other - - the other node
    • getMetaDataMap

      public Map<?,?> getMetaDataMap()
      Specified by:
      getMetaDataMap in interface NodeMetaDataHandler
    • setMetaDataMap

      public void setMetaDataMap(Map<?,?> metaDataMap)
      Specified by:
      setMetaDataMap in interface NodeMetaDataHandler