Class SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Configurable, Contextualizable, Filter

    public class SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter
    extends AutomaticBean
    implements Filter

    Filter SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter uses plain text to suppress audit events. The filter can be used only to suppress audit events received from the checks which implement FileSetCheck interface. In other words, the checks which have Checker as a parent module. The filter knows nothing about AST, it treats only plain text comments and extracts the information required for suppression from the plain text comments. Currently the filter supports only single line comments.

    Please, be aware of the fact that, it is not recommended to use the filter for Java code anymore, however you still are able to use it to suppress audit events received from the checks which implement FileSetCheck interface.

    Rationale: Sometimes there are legitimate reasons for violating a check. When this is a matter of the code in question and not personal preference, the best place to override the policy is in the code itself. Semi-structured comments can be associated with the check. This is sometimes superior to a separate suppressions file, which must be kept up-to-date as the source file is edited.

    Note that the suppression comment should be put before the violation. You can use more than one suppression comment each on separate line.

    Properties offCommentFormat and onCommentFormat must have equal paren counts.

    SuppressionWithPlainTextCommentFilter can suppress Checks that have Treewalker or Checker as parent module.

    • Property offCommentFormat - Specify comment pattern to trigger filter to begin suppression. Type is java.util.regex.Pattern. Default value is "// CHECKSTYLE:OFF".
    • Property onCommentFormat - Specify comment pattern to trigger filter to end suppression. Type is java.util.regex.Pattern. Default value is "// CHECKSTYLE:ON".
    • Property checkFormat - Specify check pattern to suppress. Type is java.util.regex.Pattern. Default value is ".*".
    • Property messageFormat - Specify message pattern to suppress. Type is java.util.regex.Pattern. Default value is null.
    • Property idFormat - Specify check ID pattern to suppress. Type is java.util.regex.Pattern. Default value is null.

    To configure a filter to suppress audit events between a comment containing CHECKSTYLE:OFF and a comment containing CHECKSTYLE:ON:

     <module name="Checker">
       ...
       <module name="SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter"/>
       ...
     </module>
     

    To configure a filter to suppress audit events between a comment containing line BEGIN GENERATED CONTENT and a comment containing line END GENERATED CONTENT(Checker is configured to check only properties files):

     <module name="Checker">
       <property name="fileExtensions" value="properties"/>
    
       <module name="SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter">
         <property name="offCommentFormat" value="BEGIN GENERATED CONTENT"/>
         <property name="onCommentFormat" value="END GENERATED CONTENT"/>
       </module>
    
     </module>
     
     //BEGIN GENERATED CONTENT
     my.property=value1 // No violation events will be reported
     my.property=value2 // No violation events will be reported
     //END GENERATED CONTENT
     . . .
     

    To configure a filter so that -- stop tab check and -- resume tab check marks allowed tab positions (Checker is configured to check only sql files):

     <module name="Checker">
       <property name="fileExtensions" value="sql"/>
    
       <module name="SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter">
         <property name="offCommentFormat" value="stop tab check"/>
         <property name="onCommentFormat" value="resume tab check"/>
         <property name="checkFormat" value="FileTabCharacterCheck"/>
       </module>
    
     </module>
     
     -- stop tab check
       SELECT * FROM users // won't warn here if there is a tab character on line
     -- resume tab check
       SELECT 1 // will warn here if there is a tab character on line
     

    To configure a filter so that name of suppressed check mentioned in comment CSOFF: <i>regexp</i> and CSON: <i>regexp</i> mark a matching check (Checker is configured to check only xml files):

     <module name="Checker">
       <property name="fileExtensions" value="xml"/>
    
       <module name="SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter">
         <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CSOFF\: ([\w\|]+)"/>
         <property name="onCommentFormat" value="CSON\: ([\w\|]+)"/>
         <property name="checkFormat" value="$1"/>
       </module>
    
     </module>
     
     // CSOFF: RegexpSinglelineCheck
      // RegexpSingleline check won't warn any lines below here if the line matches regexp
     <condition property="checkstyle.ant.skip">
       <isset property="checkstyle.ant.skip"/>
     </condition>
     // CSON: RegexpSinglelineCheck
     // RegexpSingleline check will warn below here if the line matches regexp
     <property name="checkstyle.pattern.todo" value="NOTHingWillMatCH_-"/>
     

    To configure a filter to suppress all audit events between a comment containing CHECKSTYLE_OFF: ALMOST_ALL and a comment containing CHECKSTYLE_OFF: ALMOST_ALL except for the EqualsHashCode check (Checker is configured to check only java files):

     <module name="Checker">
       <property name="fileExtensions" value="java"/>
    
       <module name="SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter">
         <property name="offCommentFormat"
           value="CHECKSTYLE_OFF: ALMOST_ALL"/>
         <property name="onCommentFormat"
           value="CHECKSTYLE_ON: ALMOST_ALL"/>
         <property name="checkFormat"
           value="^((?!(FileTabCharacterCheck)).)*$"/>
       </module>
    
     </module>
     
     // CHECKSTYLE_OFF: ALMOST_ALL
     public static final int array [];
     private String [] strArray;
     // CHECKSTYLE_ON: ALMOST_ALL
     private int array1 [];
     

    To configure a filter to suppress Check's violation message which matches specified message in messageFormat(so suppression will not be only by Check's name, but also by message text, as the same Check can report violations with different message format) between a comment containing stop and comment containing resume:

     <module name="Checker">
       <module name="SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter">
         <property name="offCommentFormat" value="stop"/>
         <property name="onCommentFormat" value="resume"/>
         <property name="checkFormat" value="FileTabCharacterCheck"/>
         <property name="messageFormat"
             value="^File contains tab characters (this is the first instance)\.$"/>
       </module>
     </module>
     

    It is possible to specify an ID of checks, so that it can be leveraged by the SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter to skip validations. The following examples show how to skip validations near code that is surrounded with -- CSOFF &lt;ID&gt; (reason) and -- CSON &lt;ID&gt;, where ID is the ID of checks you want to suppress.

    Examples of Checkstyle checks configuration:

     <module name="RegexpSinglelineJava">
       <property name="id" value="count"/>
       <property name="format" value="^.*COUNT(*).*$"/>
       <property name="message"
         value="Don't use COUNT(*), use COUNT(1) instead."/>
     </module>
    
     <module name="RegexpSinglelineJava">
       <property name="id" value="join"/>
       <property name="format" value="^.*JOIN\s.+\s(ON|USING)$"/>
       <property name="message"
         value="Don't use JOIN, use sub-select instead."/>
     </module>
     

    Example of SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter configuration (checkFormat which is set to '$1' points that ID of the checks is in the first group of offCommentFormat and onCommentFormat regular expressions):

     <module name="Checker">
       <property name="fileExtensions" value="sql"/>
    
       <module name="SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter">
         <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CSOFF (\w+) \(\w+\)"/>
         <property name="onCommentFormat" value="CSON (\w+)"/>
         <property name="idFormat" value="$1"/>
       </module>
    
     </module>
     
     -- CSOFF join (it is ok to use join here for performance reasons)
     SELECT name, job_name
     FROM users AS u
     JOIN jobs AS j ON u.job_id = j.id
     -- CSON join
    
     -- CSOFF count (test query execution plan)
     EXPLAIN SELECT COUNT(*) FROM restaurants
     -- CSON count
     

    Example of how to configure the check to suppress more than one check (Checker is configured to check only sql files).

     <module name="Checker">
       <property name="fileExtensions" value="sql"/>
    
       <module name="SuppressWithPlainTextCommentFilter">
         <property name="offCommentFormat" value="@cs-\: ([\w\|]+)"/>
         <property name="checkFormat" value="$1"/>
       </module>
    
     </module>
     
     -- @cs-: RegexpSinglelineCheck
     -- @cs-: FileTabCharacterCheck
     CREATE TABLE STATION (
       ID INTEGER PRIMARY KEY,
       CITY CHAR(20),
       STATE CHAR(2),
       LAT_N REAL,
       LONG_W REAL);
     

    Parent is com.puppycrawl.tools.checkstyle.Checker

    Since:
    8.6