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Java - Ant tags/keywords

bytearrayinputstream, bytearrayinputstream, classparser, classparser, constantvalue, field, io, ioexception, javaclass, javaclasshelper, ls, string, string, stringbuffer, stringbuffer

The source code

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import org.apache.bcel.classfile.ClassParser;
import org.apache.bcel.classfile.ConstantValue;
import org.apache.bcel.classfile.Field;
import org.apache.bcel.classfile.JavaClass;

// CheckStyle:HideUtilityClassConstructorCheck OFF - bc
 * Helper class that filters constants from a Java Class
public final class JavaClassHelper {
    /** System specific line separator. */
    private static final String LS = System.getProperty("line.separator");

     * Get the constants declared in a file as name=value
     * @param bytes the class as a array of bytes
     * @return a StringBuffer contains the name=value pairs
     * @exception IOException if an error occurs
    public static StringBuffer getConstants(byte[] bytes)
        throws IOException {
        final StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
        final ByteArrayInputStream bis = new ByteArrayInputStream(bytes);
        final ClassParser parser = new ClassParser(bis, "");
        final JavaClass javaClass = parser.parse();
        final Field[] fields = javaClass.getFields();
        for (int i = 0; i < fields.length; i++) {
            final Field field = fields[i];
            if (field != null) {
                final ConstantValue cv = field.getConstantValue();
                if (cv != null) {
                    String cvs = cv.toString();
                    //Remove start and end quotes if field is a String
                    if (cvs.startsWith("\"") && cvs.endsWith("\"")) {
                        cvs = cvs.substring(1, cvs.length() - 1);
        return sb;

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