[forge-dev] Adding a field of array type

Ivan St. Ivanov ivan.st.ivanov at gmail.com
Mon Jul 23 17:30:25 EDT 2012

Hi Lincoln,

I'm hacking now a solution. Something like:

if (Types.isArray(simpleName))
    Name name = ast.newSimpleName(Types.stripArray(simpleName));
    Type typeOfArray = ast.newSimpleType(name);
    type = ast.newArrayType(typeNoArray);

I'm just trying to find the most suitable place of the above snippet in the
setType method. Maybe I'll do some refactoring of the existing code.

 I noticed also that the code inside:

      if (!Strings.areEqual(typeName, simpleName) && requiresImport)

...should also be touched to support arrays.

BTW, we have the same issue with generic types as well. So I'm looking into
them too.


P.S. Don't you think that we should have the simple name (e.g. File) in the
field declaration instead of the whole type:

right now it is:

import java.io.File;

public class Test {

   private java.io.File file;


On Mon, Jul 23, 2012 at 5:53 PM, Lincoln Baxter, III <
lincolnbaxter at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hey Ivan!
> You're correct, the JDT probably doesn't have a convenient method for this
> (it doesn't have much that is convenient,) but what are your proposed
> changes?
> ~Lincoln
> On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 4:04 PM, Ivan St. Ivanov <ivan.st.ivanov at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> Hi folks,
>> I wonder is it possible to add a field to a JavaClass and to set an array
>> as its type. The setType(String) method does not support arrays yet and I
>> don't want to use the other two variants of this method (taking Class and
>> JavaResource parameters).
>> I looked at the mentioned method (setType(String)). And found a suitable
>> place where I could add the support for arrays. However, I'm afraid that
>> JDT's AST class does not have a convenient newArray....() method.
>> Or maybe I'm missing something?
>> Cheers,
>> Ivan
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