Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

javax.lang.model
Enum SourceVersion

java.lang.Object
  extended by java.lang.Enum<SourceVersion>
      extended by javax.lang.model.SourceVersion
All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<SourceVersion>

public enum SourceVersion
extends Enum<SourceVersion>

Source versions of the Java™ programming language. See http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/ for information on editions of The Java™ Language Specification, including updates and clarifications.

Note that additional source version constants will be added to model future releases of the language.

Since:
1.6

Enum Constant Summary
RELEASE_0
          The original version.
RELEASE_1
          The version recognized by the Java Platform 1.1.
RELEASE_2
          The version recognized by the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.2.
RELEASE_3
          The version recognized by the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.3.
RELEASE_4
          The version recognized by the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.4.
RELEASE_5
          The version recognized by the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0.
RELEASE_6
          The version recognized by the Java Platform, Standard Edition 6.
 
Method Summary
static boolean isIdentifier(CharSequence name)
          Returns whether or not name is a syntactically valid identifier (simple name) or keyword in the latest source version.
static boolean isKeyword(CharSequence s)
          Returns whether or not s is a keyword or literal in the latest source version.
static boolean isName(CharSequence name)
          Returns whether or not name is a syntactically valid qualified name in the latest source version.
static SourceVersion latest()
          Returns the latest source version that can be modeled.
static SourceVersion latestSupported()
          Returns the latest source version fully supported by the current execution environment.
static SourceVersion valueOf(String name)
          Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name.
static SourceVersion[] values()
          Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Enum
clone, compareTo, equals, finalize, getDeclaringClass, hashCode, name, ordinal, toString, valueOf
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
getClass, notify, notifyAll, wait, wait, wait
 

Enum Constant Detail

RELEASE_0

public static final SourceVersion RELEASE_0
The original version. The language described in the first edition of The Java™ Language Specification.


RELEASE_1

public static final SourceVersion RELEASE_1
The version recognized by the Java Platform 1.1. The language is RELEASE_0 augmented with nested classes.


RELEASE_2

public static final SourceVersion RELEASE_2
The version recognized by the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.2. The language described in The Java™ Language Specification, Second Edition, which includes the strictfp modifier.


RELEASE_3

public static final SourceVersion RELEASE_3
The version recognized by the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.3. No major changes from RELEASE_2.


RELEASE_4

public static final SourceVersion RELEASE_4
The version recognized by the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition, v 1.4. Added a simple assertion facility.


RELEASE_5

public static final SourceVersion RELEASE_5
The version recognized by the Java 2 Platform, Standard Edition 5.0. The language described in The Java™ Language Specification, Third Edition. First release to support generics, annotations, autoboxing, var-args, enhanced for loop, and hexadecimal floating-point literals.


RELEASE_6

public static final SourceVersion RELEASE_6
The version recognized by the Java Platform, Standard Edition 6. No major changes from RELEASE_5.

Method Detail

values

public static SourceVersion[] values()
Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared. This method may be used to iterate over the constants as follows:
for (SourceVersion c : SourceVersion.values())
    System.out.println(c);

Returns:
an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared

valueOf

public static SourceVersion valueOf(String name)
Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name. The string must match exactly an identifier used to declare an enum constant in this type. (Extraneous whitespace characters are not permitted.)

Parameters:
name - the name of the enum constant to be returned.
Returns:
the enum constant with the specified name
Throws:
IllegalArgumentException - if this enum type has no constant with the specified name
NullPointerException - if the argument is null

latest

public static SourceVersion latest()
Returns the latest source version that can be modeled.

Returns:
the latest source version that can be modeled

latestSupported

public static SourceVersion latestSupported()
Returns the latest source version fully supported by the current execution environment. RELEASE_5 or later must be returned.

Returns:
the latest source version that is fully supported

isIdentifier

public static boolean isIdentifier(CharSequence name)
Returns whether or not name is a syntactically valid identifier (simple name) or keyword in the latest source version. The method returns true if the name consists of an initial character for which Character.isJavaIdentifierStart(int) returns true, followed only by characters for which Character.isJavaIdentifierPart(int) returns true. This pattern matches regular identifiers, keywords, and the literals "true", "false", and "null". The method returns false for all other strings.

Parameters:
name - the string to check
Returns:
true if this string is a syntactically valid identifier or keyword, false otherwise.

isName

public static boolean isName(CharSequence name)
Returns whether or not name is a syntactically valid qualified name in the latest source version. Unlike isIdentifier, this method returns false for keywords and literals.

Parameters:
name - the string to check
Returns:
true if this string is a syntactically valid name, false otherwise.

isKeyword

public static boolean isKeyword(CharSequence s)
Returns whether or not s is a keyword or literal in the latest source version.

Parameters:
s - the string to check
Returns:
true if s is a keyword or literal, false otherwise.

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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