Class ArrayTypeStyleCheck

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Configurable, Contextualizable

    public class ArrayTypeStyleCheck
    extends AbstractCheck

    Checks the style of array type definitions. Some like Java style: public static void main(String[] args) and some like C style: public static void main(String args[]).

    By default the Check enforces Java style.

    This check strictly enforces only Java style for method return types regardless of the value for 'javaStyle'. For example, byte[] getData(). This is because C doesn't compile methods with array declarations on the name.

    • Property javaStyle - Control whether to enforce Java style (true) or C style (false). Type is boolean. Default value is true.

    To configure the check to enforce Java style:

     <module name="ArrayTypeStyle"/>
     

    Example:

     public class MyClass {
       int[] nums; // OK
       String strings[]; // violation
    
       char[] toCharArray() { // OK
         return null;
       }
    
       byte getData()[] { // violation
         return null;
       }
     }
     

    To configure the check to enforce C style:

     <module name="ArrayTypeStyle">
       <property name="javaStyle" value="false"/>
     </module>
     

    Example:

     public class MyClass {
       int[] nums; // violation
       String strings[]; // OK
    
       char[] toCharArray() { // OK
         return null;
       }
    
       byte getData()[] { // violation
         return null;
       }
     }
     

    Parent is com.puppycrawl.tools.checkstyle.TreeWalker

    Violation Message Keys:

    • array.type.style
    Since:
    3.1
    • Field Detail

      • javaStyle

        private boolean javaStyle
        Control whether to enforce Java style (true) or C style (false).
    • Method Detail

      • getAcceptableTokens

        public int[] getAcceptableTokens()
        Description copied from class: AbstractCheck
        The configurable token set. Used to protect Checks against malicious users who specify an unacceptable token set in the configuration file. The default implementation returns the check's default tokens.
        Specified by:
        getAcceptableTokens in class AbstractCheck
        Returns:
        the token set this check is designed for.
        See Also:
        TokenTypes
      • setJavaStyle

        public void setJavaStyle​(boolean javaStyle)
        Setter to control whether to enforce Java style (true) or C style (false).
        Parameters:
        javaStyle - true if Java style should be used.