Class ClassNode

All Implemented Interfaces:
GroovydocHolder<AnnotatedNode>, NodeMetaDataHandler
Direct Known Subclasses:
DecompiledClassNode, InnerClassNode, MixinNode, WideningCategories.LowestUpperBoundClassNode

public class ClassNode extends AnnotatedNode
Represents a class in the AST.

A ClassNode should be created using the methods in ClassHelper. This ClassNode may be used to represent a class declaration or any other type. This class uses a proxy mechanism allowing to create a class for a plain name at AST creation time. In another phase of the compiler the real ClassNode for the plain name may be found. To avoid the need of exchanging this ClassNode with an instance of the correct ClassNode the correct ClassNode is set as redirect. Most method calls are then redirected to that ClassNode.

There are three types of ClassNodes:

  1. Primary ClassNodes:
    A primary ClassNode is one where we have a source representation which is to be compiled by Groovy and which we have an AST for. The groovy compiler will output one class for each such ClassNode that passes through AsmBytecodeGenerator... not more, not less. That means for example Closures become such ClassNodes too at some point.
  2. ClassNodes create through different sources (typically created from a java.lang.reflect.Class object):
    The compiler will not output classes from these, the methods usually do not contain bodies. These kind of ClassNodes will be used in different checks, but not checks that work on the method bodies. For example if such a ClassNode is a super class to a primary ClassNode, then the abstract method test and others will be done with data based on these. Theoretically it is also possible to mix both (1 and 2) kind of classes in a hierarchy, but this probably works only in the newest Groovy versions. Such ClassNodes normally have to isResolved() returning true without having a redirect.In the Groovy compiler the only version of this, that exists, is a ClassNode created through a Class instance
  3. Labels:
    ClassNodes created through ClassHelper.makeWithoutCaching. They are placeholders, its redirect points to the real structure, which can be a label too, but following all redirects it should end with a ClassNode from one of the other two categories. If ResolveVisitor finds such a node, it tries to set the redirects. Any such label created after ResolveVisitor has done its work needs to have a redirect pointing to case 1 or 2. If not the compiler may react strange... this can be considered as a kind of dangling pointer.
Note: the redirect mechanism is only allowed for classes that are not primary ClassNodes. Typically this is done for classes created by name only. The redirect itself can be any type of ClassNode.

To describe generic type signature see getGenericsTypes() and setGenericsTypes(GenericsType[]). These methods are not proxied, they describe the type signature used at the point of declaration or the type signatures provided by the class. If the type signatures provided by the class are needed, then a call to redirect() will help.

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  • Field Details


      public static final ClassNode[] EMPTY_ARRAY
    • THIS

      public static final ClassNode THIS
    • SUPER

      public static final ClassNode SUPER
    • isPrimaryNode

      protected boolean isPrimaryNode
    • lazyInitLock

      protected final Object lazyInitLock
    • clazz

      protected Class<?> clazz
  • Constructor Details

    • ClassNode

      public ClassNode(String name, int modifiers, ClassNode superClass, ClassNode[] interfaces, MixinNode[] mixins)
      name - the fully-qualified name of the class
      modifiers - the modifiers; see Modifier or Opcodes
      superClass - the base class; use "java.lang.Object" if no direct base class
      interfaces - the interfaces
      mixins - the mixins
    • ClassNode

      public ClassNode(String name, int modifiers, ClassNode superClass)
      name - the fully-qualified name of the class
      modifiers - the modifiers; see Modifier or Opcodes
      superClass - the base class; use "java.lang.Object" if no direct base class
    • ClassNode

      public ClassNode(Class<?> c)
      Creates a non-primary ClassNode from a real class.
  • Method Details

    • redirect

      public ClassNode redirect()
      Returns the ClassNode this node is a proxy for or the node itself.
    • isRedirectNode

      public boolean isRedirectNode()
    • setRedirect

      public void setRedirect(ClassNode node)
      Sets this instance as proxy for the given ClassNode.
      node - the class to redirect to; if null the redirect is removed
    • isPrimaryClassNode

      public boolean isPrimaryClassNode()
      true if this instance is a primary ClassNode
    • getPlainNodeReference

      public ClassNode getPlainNodeReference()
    • getPlainNodeReference

      public ClassNode getPlainNodeReference(boolean skipPrimitives)
    • getModule

      public ModuleNode getModule()
    • setModule

      public void setModule(ModuleNode module)
    • getCompileUnit

      public CompileUnit getCompileUnit()
    • setCompileUnit

      @Deprecated(forRemoval=true, since="5.0.0") protected void setCompileUnit(CompileUnit cu)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    • getPackage

      public PackageNode getPackage()
    • getPackageName

      public String getPackageName()
    • hasPackageName

      public boolean hasPackageName()
    • getNameWithoutPackage

      public String getNameWithoutPackage()
    • getUnresolvedName

      public String getUnresolvedName()
    • getUnresolvedSuperClass

      public ClassNode getUnresolvedSuperClass()
    • getUnresolvedSuperClass

      public ClassNode getUnresolvedSuperClass(boolean deref)
    • setUnresolvedSuperClass

      public void setUnresolvedSuperClass(ClassNode superClass)
    • getUnresolvedInterfaces

      public ClassNode[] getUnresolvedInterfaces()
    • getUnresolvedInterfaces

      public ClassNode[] getUnresolvedInterfaces(boolean deref)
    • getText

      public String getText()
      getText in class ASTNode
    • getName

      public String getName()
    • setName

      public String setName(String name)
    • getModifiers

      public int getModifiers()
    • setModifiers

      public void setModifiers(int modifiers)
    • getSuperClass

      public ClassNode getSuperClass()
      the ClassNode of the super class of this type
    • setSuperClass

      public void setSuperClass(ClassNode superClass)
    • getInterfaces

      public ClassNode[] getInterfaces()
      the interfaces implemented by this ClassNode
    • getAllInterfaces

      public Set<ClassNode> getAllInterfaces()
    • setInterfaces

      public void setInterfaces(ClassNode[] interfaces)
    • getMixins

      public MixinNode[] getMixins()
      the mixins associated with this ClassNode
    • setMixins

      public void setMixins(MixinNode[] mixins)
    • getPermittedSubclasses

      @Incubating public List<ClassNode> getPermittedSubclasses()
      permitted subclasses of sealed type, may initially be empty in early compiler phases
    • setPermittedSubclasses

      @Incubating public void setPermittedSubclasses(List<ClassNode> permittedSubclasses)
    • getRecordComponents

      @Incubating public List<RecordComponentNode> getRecordComponents()
      Gets the record components of record type.
      RecordComponentNode instances
    • setRecordComponents

      @Incubating public void setRecordComponents(List<RecordComponentNode> recordComponents)
      Sets the record components for record type.
    • addInterface

      public void addInterface(ClassNode node)
    • addMixin

      public void addMixin(MixinNode node)
    • addField

      public void addField(FieldNode node)
    • addField

      public FieldNode addField(String name, int modifiers, ClassNode type, Expression initialValue)
    • addFieldFirst

      public void addFieldFirst(FieldNode node)
    • addFieldFirst

      public FieldNode addFieldFirst(String name, int modifiers, ClassNode type, Expression initialValue)
    • addProperty

      public void addProperty(PropertyNode node)
    • addProperty

      public PropertyNode addProperty(String name, int modifiers, ClassNode type, Expression initialValue, Statement getterBlock, Statement setterBlock)
    • addMethod

      public void addMethod(MethodNode node)
    • addMethod

      public MethodNode addMethod(String name, int modifiers, ClassNode returnType, Parameter[] parameters, ClassNode[] exceptions, Statement code)
      If a method with the given name and parameters is already defined then it is returned otherwise the given method is added to this node. This method is useful for default method adding like getProperty() or invokeMethod() where there may already be a method defined in a class and so the default implementations should not be added if already present.
    • addSyntheticMethod

      public MethodNode addSyntheticMethod(String name, int modifiers, ClassNode returnType, Parameter[] parameters, ClassNode[] exceptions, Statement code)
      Adds a synthetic method as part of the compilation process.
    • addConstructor

      public void addConstructor(ConstructorNode node)
    • addConstructor

      public ConstructorNode addConstructor(int modifiers, Parameter[] parameters, ClassNode[] exceptions, Statement code)
    • addObjectInitializerStatements

      public void addObjectInitializerStatements(Statement statement)
      Adds a statement to the object initializer.
      statement - the statement to be added
    • addStaticInitializerStatements

      public void addStaticInitializerStatements(List<Statement> statements, boolean fieldInit)
    • positionStmtsAfterEnumInitStmts

      public void positionStmtsAfterEnumInitStmts(List<Statement> staticFieldInitializerStatements)
    • getFields

      public List<FieldNode> getFields()
      the fields associated with this ClassNode
    • getProperties

      public List<PropertyNode> getProperties()
    • getFieldIndex

      @Deprecated(forRemoval=true, since="5.0.0") public Map<String,FieldNode> getFieldIndex()
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    • hasProperty

      public boolean hasProperty(String name)
    • getProperty

      public PropertyNode getProperty(String name)
    • getMethods

      public List<MethodNode> getMethods()
      the methods associated with this ClassNode
    • getAbstractMethods

      public List<MethodNode> getAbstractMethods()
      the abstract methods associated with this ClassNode
    • getAllDeclaredMethods

      public List<MethodNode> getAllDeclaredMethods()
    • getDeclaredMethodsMap

      public Map<String,MethodNode> getDeclaredMethodsMap()
    • getDeclaredConstructors

      public List<ConstructorNode> getDeclaredConstructors()
    • getDeclaredConstructor

      public ConstructorNode getDeclaredConstructor(Parameter[] parameters)
      the constructor matching the given parameters or null
    • hasMethod

      public boolean hasMethod(String name, Parameter[] parameters)
      See Also:
    • hasDeclaredMethod

      public boolean hasDeclaredMethod(String name, Parameter[] parameters)
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    • getDeclaredField

      public FieldNode getDeclaredField(String name)
      Finds a field matching the given name in this class.
      name - the name of the field of interest
      the method matching the given name and parameters or null
    • getField

      public FieldNode getField(String name)
      Finds a field matching the given name in this class or a parent class.
      name - the name of the field of interest
      the method matching the given name and parameters or null
    • getObjectInitializerStatements

      public List<Statement> getObjectInitializerStatements()
    • getDeclaredMethods

      public List<MethodNode> getDeclaredMethods(String name)
      Returns a list of all methods with the given name from this class.
      method list (possibly empty)
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    • getMethods

      public List<MethodNode> getMethods(String name)
      Returns a list of all methods with the given name from this class and its super class(es).
      method list (possibly empty)
      See Also:
    • getDeclaredMethod

      public MethodNode getDeclaredMethod(String name, Parameter[] parameters)
      Finds a method matching the given name and parameters in this class.
      method node or null
    • getMethod

      public MethodNode getMethod(String name, Parameter[] parameters)
      Finds a method matching the given name and parameters in this class or any super class.
      method node or null
    • isDerivedFrom

      public boolean isDerivedFrom(ClassNode type)
      type - the ClassNode of interest
      true if this node is derived from the given ClassNode
    • isDerivedFromGroovyObject

      public boolean isDerivedFromGroovyObject()
      true if this type implements GroovyObject
    • implementsAnyInterfaces

      public boolean implementsAnyInterfaces(ClassNode... classNodes)
      classNodes - the class nodes for the interfaces
      true if this type implements any of the given interfaces
    • implementsInterface

      public boolean implementsInterface(ClassNode classNode)
      classNode - the class node for the interface
      true if this type implements the given interface
    • declaresAnyInterfaces

      public boolean declaresAnyInterfaces(ClassNode... classNodes)
      classNodes - the class nodes for the interfaces
      true if this type declares that it implements any of the given interfaces or if one of its interfaces extends directly/indirectly any of the given interfaces
    • declaresInterface

      public boolean declaresInterface(ClassNode classNode)
      classNode - the class node for the interface
      true if this class declares that it implements the given interface or if one of its interfaces extends directly/indirectly the interface NOTE: Doesn't consider an interface to implement itself. I think this is intended to be called on ClassNodes representing classes, not interfaces.
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    • parametersEqual

      @Deprecated(forRemoval=true, since="4.0.0") protected boolean parametersEqual(Parameter[] a, Parameter[] b)
      Deprecated, for removal: This API element is subject to removal in a future version.
    • getGetterMethod

      public MethodNode getGetterMethod(String getterName)
    • getGetterMethod

      public MethodNode getGetterMethod(String getterName, boolean searchSuperClasses)
    • getSetterMethod

      public MethodNode getSetterMethod(String setterName)
    • getSetterMethod

      public MethodNode getSetterMethod(String setterName, boolean voidOnly)
    • hasPossibleMethod

      public boolean hasPossibleMethod(String name, Expression arguments)
      Determines if the type has a possibly-matching instance method with the given name and arguments.
      name - the name of the method of interest
      arguments - the arguments to match against
      true if a matching method was found
    • tryFindPossibleMethod

      public MethodNode tryFindPossibleMethod(String name, Expression arguments)
    • hasPossibleStaticMethod

      public boolean hasPossibleStaticMethod(String name, Expression arguments)
      Checks if the given method has a possibly matching static method with the given name and arguments.
      name - the name of the method of interest
      arguments - the arguments to match against
      true if a matching method was found
    • renameField

      public void renameField(String oldName, String newName)
    • removeField

      public void removeField(String oldName)
    • removeMethod

      public void removeMethod(MethodNode node)
    • removeConstructor

      public void removeConstructor(ConstructorNode node)
    • equals

      public boolean equals(Object that)
      equals in class Object
    • hashCode

      public int hashCode()
      hashCode in class Object
    • toString

      public String toString()
      toString in class Object
    • toString

      public String toString(boolean showRedirect)
    • visitContents

      public void visitContents(GroovyClassVisitor visitor)
    • isAbstract

      public boolean isAbstract()
    • isInterface

      public boolean isInterface()
    • isAnnotationDefinition

      public boolean isAnnotationDefinition()
    • isEnum

      public boolean isEnum()
    • isRecord

      @Incubating public boolean isRecord()
      Checks if the ClassNode instance represents a native record. Check instead for the RecordBase annotation if looking for records and record-like classes currently being compiled.
      true if the instance represents a native record
    • isSealed

      @Incubating public boolean isSealed()
      true for native and emulated (annotation based) sealed classes
    • isResolved

      public boolean isResolved()
    • getTypeClass

      public Class getTypeClass()
      Returns the concrete class this classnode relates to. However, this method is inherently unsafe as it may return null depending on the compile phase you are using. AST transformations should never use this method directly, but rather obtain a new class node using getPlainNodeReference().
      the class this classnode relates to. May return null.
    • isArray

      public boolean isArray()
    • makeArray

      public ClassNode makeArray()
      Returns a ClassNode representing an array of the type represented by this.
    • getComponentType

      public ClassNode getComponentType()
    • getOuterClass

      public ClassNode getOuterClass()
    • getOuterClasses

      public List<ClassNode> getOuterClasses()
    • getOuterField

      public FieldNode getOuterField(String name)
      the field on the outer class or null if this is not an inner class
    • getInnerClasses

      public Iterator<InnerClassNode> getInnerClasses()
      iterator of inner classes defined inside this one
    • getEnclosingMethod

      public MethodNode getEnclosingMethod()
      The enclosing method of local inner class.
    • setEnclosingMethod

      public void setEnclosingMethod(MethodNode enclosingMethod)
    • asGenericsType

      public GenericsType asGenericsType()
    • getGenericsTypes

      public GenericsType[] getGenericsTypes()
    • setGenericsTypes

      public void setGenericsTypes(GenericsType[] genericsTypes)
    • isGenericsPlaceHolder

      public boolean isGenericsPlaceHolder()
    • setGenericsPlaceHolder

      public void setGenericsPlaceHolder(boolean placeholder)
    • isUsingGenerics

      public boolean isUsingGenerics()
    • setUsingGenerics

      public void setUsingGenerics(boolean usesGenerics)
    • isScript

      public boolean isScript()
    • setScript

      public void setScript(boolean script)
    • isScriptBody

      public boolean isScriptBody()
      true if this inner class or closure was declared inside a script body
    • setScriptBody

      public void setScriptBody(boolean scriptBody)
    • isStaticClass

      public boolean isStaticClass()
      Is this class declared in a static method (such as a closure / inner class declared in a static method)
    • setStaticClass

      public void setStaticClass(boolean staticClass)
    • isSyntheticPublic

      public boolean isSyntheticPublic()
      Indicates that this class has been "promoted" to public by Groovy when in fact there was no public modifier explicitly in the source code. That is, it remembers that it has applied Groovy's "public classes by default" rule. This property is typically only of interest to AST transform writers.
      true if node is public but had no explicit public modifier
    • setSyntheticPublic

      public void setSyntheticPublic(boolean syntheticPublic)
    • isAnnotated

      public boolean isAnnotated()
    • setAnnotated

      public void setAnnotated(boolean annotated)
    • getAnnotations

      public List<AnnotationNode> getAnnotations()
      getAnnotations in class AnnotatedNode
    • getAnnotations

      public List<AnnotationNode> getAnnotations(ClassNode type)
      getAnnotations in class AnnotatedNode
    • getTypeAnnotations

      public List<AnnotationNode> getTypeAnnotations()
    • getTypeAnnotations

      public List<AnnotationNode> getTypeAnnotations(ClassNode type)
    • addTypeAnnotation

      public void addTypeAnnotation(AnnotationNode annotation)
    • addTypeAnnotations

      public void addTypeAnnotations(List<AnnotationNode> annotations)
    • addTransform

      public void addTransform(Class<? extends ASTTransformation> transform, ASTNode node)
    • getTransforms

      public Map<Class<? extends ASTTransformation>,Set<ASTNode>> getTransforms(CompilePhase phase)