Annotation Type Requires

Represents a method precondition.

A precondition is a condition that must be met by clients of this class. Whenever the precondition can be satisfied, it is guaranteed that the supplier will fulfil the method's postcondition.

A method's precondition is executed as the first statement within a method call. A successor's precondition weakens the precondition of its parent class, e.g. if A.someMethod declares a precondition and B.someMethod overrides the method the preconditions are combined with a boolean OR.


   @Requires({ argument1 != argument2 && argument2 >= 0 })
   void someOperation(def argument1, def argument2)  {

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