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DiffCriteria.java

/*
 * org.osjava.jardiff.DiffCriteria
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 * $Id: IOThread.java 1952 2005-08-28 18:03:41Z cybertiger $
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package org.osjava.jardiff;

/**
 * An interface for choosing which API differences are interesting.
 *
 * @author <a href="mailto:antony@cyberiantiger.org">Antony Riley</a>
 */
00046 public interface DiffCriteria
{
    /**
     * Check if the class described by classinfo is interesting.
     *
     * @return true if classinfo is interesting, false otherwise.
     */
    public boolean validClass(ClassInfo classinfo);
    
    /**
     * Check if the method described by methodinfo is interesting.
     *
     * @return true if methodinfo is interesting, false otherwise.
     */
    public boolean validMethod(MethodInfo methodinfo);
    
    /**
     * Check if the method described by fieldinfo is interesting.
     *
     * @return true if fieldinfo is interesting, false otherwise.
     */
    public boolean validField(FieldInfo fieldinfo);
    
    /**
     * Check if the differences between the class described by infoA and 
     * the class described by infoB are interesting.
     *
     * @return true if the changes are interesting, false otherwise.
     */
    public boolean differs(ClassInfo infoA, ClassInfo infoB);
    
    /**
     * Check if the differences between the method described by infoA and
     * the method described by infoB are interesting.
     *
     * @return true if the changes are interesting, false otherwise.
     */
    public boolean differs(MethodInfo methodinfo, MethodInfo methodinfo_1_);
    
    /**
     * Check if the differences between the field described by infoA and the
     * field described by infoB are interesting.
     *
     * @return true if the changes are interesting, false otherwise.
     */
    public boolean differs(FieldInfo fieldinfo, FieldInfo fieldinfo_2_);
}

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