public static, the return type must either be assignable to
>. Its sole parameter must be
|Modifier and Type||Required Element and Description|
Pattern to match on.
public abstract String value
$) can be used to replace part of the pattern. During matching, the actual part of the AST that corresponds to the variable in the pattern will be "bound" to the variable. Variables whose names that do not end with a
$("single" variables) will be bound to exactly one AST node, whereas variables whose names end with a
$("multi" variables) will be bound to any number of consecutive AST nodes (with the same AST node as a parent). The actual AST nodes that were bound to single variables are available through
HintContext.getVariables(), nodes bound to multi variables are available through
HintContext.getMultiVariables(). For variables that represent an expression, a type constraint can be specified using the
constraints()attribute. All classes should be referred to using FQNs.
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