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Groovy example source code file (FieldExpression.java)

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The Groovy FieldExpression.java source code

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package org.codehaus.groovy.ast.expr;

import org.codehaus.groovy.ast.ClassNode;
import org.codehaus.groovy.ast.FieldNode;
import org.codehaus.groovy.ast.GroovyCodeVisitor;

 * Represents a field access such as the expression "this.foo".
 * @author <a href="mailto:james@coredevelopers.net">James Strachan
 * @version $Revision: 20953 $
public class FieldExpression extends Expression {

    private final FieldNode field;
    private boolean useRef;
    public FieldExpression(FieldNode field) {
        this.field = field;
    public void visit(GroovyCodeVisitor visitor) {

    public Expression transformExpression(ExpressionTransformer transformer) {
        return this;
    public String getFieldName() {
        return field.getName();

    public FieldNode getField() {
        return field;

    public String getText() {
        return "this." + field.getName();

    public boolean isDynamicTyped() {
        return field.isDynamicTyped();

    public void setType(ClassNode type) {
    public ClassNode getType() {
        return field.getType();
    public void setUseReferenceDirectly(boolean useRef) {
        this.useRef = useRef;        
    public boolean isUseReferenceDirectly() {
        return useRef;
    public String toString() {
        return "field("+getType()+" "+getFieldName()+")";

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