Class EditCommand<T>

Direct Known Subclasses:
DeleteCommand, InsertCommand, KeepCommand

public abstract class EditCommand<T> extends Object
Abstract base class for all commands used to transform an objects sequence into another one.

When two objects sequences are compared through the SequencesComparator.getScript method, the result is provided has a script containing the commands that progressively transform the first sequence into the second one.

There are only three types of commands, all of which are subclasses of this abstract class. Each command is associated with one object belonging to at least one of the sequences. These commands are InsertCommand which correspond to an object of the second sequence being inserted into the first sequence, DeleteCommand which correspond to an object of the first sequence being removed and KeepCommand which correspond to an object of the first sequence which equals an object in the second sequence. It is guaranteed that comparison is always performed this way (i.e. the equals method of the object from the first sequence is used and the object passed as an argument comes from the second sequence) ; this can be important if subclassing is used for some elements in the first sequence and the equals method is specialized.

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  • Constructor Details

    • EditCommand

      protected EditCommand(T object)
      Simple constructor. Creates a new instance of EditCommand
      object - reference to the object associated with this command, this refers to an element of one of the sequences being compared
  • Method Details

    • accept

      public abstract void accept(CommandVisitor<T> visitor)
      Accept a visitor.

      This method is invoked for each command belonging to an EditScript, in order to implement the visitor design pattern

      visitor - the visitor to be accepted
    • getObject

      protected T getObject()
      Returns the object associated with this command.
      the object on which the command is applied