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Java example source code file (checkstyle.xml)

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checkstyle, constantname, declarationorder, don't, hideutilityclassconstructor, illegalcatch, javadocmethodcheck, javadocvariable, license, multiplevariabledeclarations, redundantmodifier, require, suppressioncommentfilter

The checkstyle.xml Java example source code

<?xml version="1.0"?>

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  this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
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  (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with
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  -->

<!DOCTYPE module PUBLIC "-//Puppy Crawl//DTD Check Configuration 1.1//EN" "http://www.puppycrawl.com/dtds/configuration_1_1.dtd">

<!-- commons math customization of default Checkstyle behavior -->
<module name="Checker">
  <property name="localeLanguage" value="en"/>

  <module name="TreeWalker">

    <!-- Operator must be at end of wrapped line -->
    <module name="OperatorWrap">
      <property name="option" value="eol"/>
    </module>

    <!-- No if/else/do/for/while without braces -->
    <module name="NeedBraces"/>

    <!-- Interfaces must be types (not just constants) -->
    <module name="InterfaceIsType"/>

    <!-- Must have class / interface header comments -->
    <module name="JavadocType"/>
        
     <!-- Require method javadocs, allow undeclared RTE -->
    <module name="JavadocMethod">
      <property name="allowUndeclaredRTE" value="true"/>
      <property name="allowThrowsTagsForSubclasses" value="true"/>
      <property name="validateThrows" value="false"/>
    </module>

    <!-- Require field javadoc -->
    <module name="JavadocVariable"/>
        
    <!-- No public fields -->
    <module name="VisibilityModifier">
       <property name="protectedAllowed" value="true"/>
    </module>

    <!-- Require hash code override when equals is -->
    <module name="EqualsHashCode"/>
    
    <!-- Disallow unnecessary instantiation of Boolean, String -->
    <module name="IllegalInstantiation">
      <property name="classes" value="java.lang.Boolean, java.lang.String"/>
    </module>

    <!-- Required for SuppressionCommentFilter below -->
    <module name="FileContentsHolder"/>
 
    <!--  Import should be explicit, really needed and only from pure java packages -->
    <module name="AvoidStarImport" />
    <module name="UnusedImports" />
    <module name="IllegalImport" />

    <!-- Utility class should not be instantiated, they must have a private constructor -->
    <module name="HideUtilityClassConstructor" />

    <!-- Switch statements should be complete and with independent cases -->
    <module name="FallThrough" />
    <module name="MissingSwitchDefault" />

    <!-- Constant names should obey the traditional all uppercase naming convention -->
    <module name="ConstantName" />

    <!-- Method parameters and local variables should not hide fields, except in constructors and setters -->
    <module name="HiddenField">
        <property name="ignoreConstructorParameter" value="true" />
        <property name="ignoreSetter" value="true" />
    </module>
    
    <!-- No trailing whitespace -->
    <module name="Regexp">
      <property name="format" value="[ \t]+$"/>
      <property name="illegalPattern" value="true"/>
      <property name="message" value="Trailing whitespace"/>
    </module>
    
    <!-- No System.out.println() statements -->
    <module name="Regexp">
      <!-- no sysouts -->
      <property name="format" value="System\.out\.println"/>
      <property name="illegalPattern" value="true"/>
    </module>

    <!-- Authors should be in pom.xml file -->
    <module name="Regexp">
      <property name="format" value="@author"/>
      <property name="illegalPattern" value="true"/>
      <property name="message" value="developers names should be in pom file"/>
    </module>

    <!-- Use a consistent way to put modifiers -->
    <module name="RedundantModifier" />
    <module name="ModifierOrder" />

    <!-- Use a consistent way to put declarations -->
    <module name="DeclarationOrder" />

    <!-- Don't add up parentheses when they are not required -->
    <module name="UnnecessaryParentheses" />

    <!--  Don't use too widespread catch (Exception, Throwable, RuntimeException)  -->
    <module name="IllegalCatch" />

    <!-- Don't use = or != for string comparisons -->
    <module name="StringLiteralEquality" />
 
   <!-- Don't declare multiple variables in the same statement -->
    <module name="MultipleVariableDeclarations" />

    <!-- String literals more than one character long should not be repeated several times -->
    <!-- the "unchecked" string is also accepted to allow @SuppressWarnings("unchecked") -->
    <module name="MultipleStringLiterals" >
      <property name="ignoreStringsRegexp" value='^(("")|(".")|("unchecked"))$'/>
    </module>

    <!-- 

  </module>

  <!-- Verify that EVERY source file has the appropriate license -->
  <module name="Header">
    <property name="headerFile" value="${checkstyle.header.file}"/>
  </module>

  <!-- No tabs allowed! -->
  <module name="FileTabCharacter"/>

  <!-- Require files to end with newline characters -->
  <module name="NewlineAtEndOfFile"/>
  
  <!-- Require package javadoc -->
  <module name="JavadocPackage"/>

  <!-- Setup special comments to suppress specific checks from source files -->
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop JavadocVariable"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat"  value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume JavadocVariable"/>
    <property name="checkFormat"      value="JavadocVariable"/>
  </module>
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop JavadocMethodCheck"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat"  value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume JavadocMethodCheck"/>
    <property name="checkFormat"      value="JavadocMethodCheck"/>
  </module>
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop ConstantName"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat"  value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume ConstantName"/>
    <property name="checkFormat"      value="ConstantName"/>
  </module>
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop HideUtilityClassConstructor"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat"  value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume HideUtilityClassConstructor"/>
    <property name="checkFormat"      value="HideUtilityClassConstructor"/>
  </module>
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop MultipleVariableDeclarations"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat"  value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume MultipleVariableDeclarations"/>
    <property name="checkFormat"      value="MultipleVariableDeclarations"/>
  </module>
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop IllegalCatch"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat"  value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume IllegalCatch"/>
    <property name="checkFormat"      value="IllegalCatch"/>
  </module>
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop DeclarationOrder"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat"  value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume DeclarationOrder"/>
    <property name="checkFormat"      value="DeclarationOrder"/>
  </module>
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop RedundantModifier"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat"  value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume RedundantModifier"/>
    <property name="checkFormat"      value="RedundantModifier"/>
  </module>
  <module name="SuppressionCommentFilter">
    <property name="offCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: stop all"/>
    <property name="onCommentFormat" value="CHECKSTYLE\: resume all"/>
  </module>
</module>

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