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Ant example source code file (ClassFile.java)

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class_magic, class_magic, classcpinfo, classcpinfo, classformaterror, code, constantpool, constantpool, datainputstream, io, java, no, string, util, vector, vector

The ClassFile.java source code

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package org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.optional.depend;

import java.io.DataInputStream;
import java.io.IOException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.util.Vector;
import org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.optional.depend.constantpool.ClassCPInfo;
import org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.optional.depend.constantpool.ConstantPool;
import org.apache.tools.ant.taskdefs.optional.depend.constantpool.ConstantPoolEntry;

 * A ClassFile object stores information about a Java class. The class may
 * be read from a DataInputStream.and written to a DataOutputStream. These
 * are usually streams from a Java class file or a class file component of a
 * Jar file.
public class ClassFile {

    /** The Magic Value that marks the start of a Java class file  */
    private static final int CLASS_MAGIC = 0xCAFEBABE;

    /** This class' constant pool.  */
    private ConstantPool constantPool;

    /** The class name for this class.  */
    private String className;

     * Read the class from a data stream. This method takes an InputStream
     * as input and parses the class from the stream. <p>
     * @param stream an InputStream from which the class will be read
     * @exception IOException if there is a problem reading from the given
     *      stream.
     * @exception ClassFormatError if the class cannot be parsed correctly
    public void read(InputStream stream) throws IOException, ClassFormatError {
        DataInputStream classStream = new DataInputStream(stream);

        if (classStream.readInt() != CLASS_MAGIC) {
            throw new ClassFormatError("No Magic Code Found "
                + "- probably not a Java class file.");

        // right we have a good looking class file.
        /* int minorVersion = */ classStream.readUnsignedShort();
        /* int majorVersion = */ classStream.readUnsignedShort();

        // read the constant pool in and resolve it
        constantPool = new ConstantPool();


        /* int accessFlags = */ classStream.readUnsignedShort();
        int thisClassIndex = classStream.readUnsignedShort();
        /* int superClassIndex = */ classStream.readUnsignedShort();
        ClassCPInfo classInfo
            = (ClassCPInfo) constantPool.getEntry(thisClassIndex);
        className  = classInfo.getClassName();

     * Get the classes which this class references.
     * @return a vector of class names which this class references
    public Vector getClassRefs() {

        Vector classRefs = new Vector();

        for (int i = 0; i < constantPool.size(); ++i) {
            ConstantPoolEntry entry = constantPool.getEntry(i);

            if (entry != null
                && entry.getTag() == ConstantPoolEntry.CONSTANT_CLASS) {
                ClassCPInfo classEntry = (ClassCPInfo) entry;

                if (!classEntry.getClassName().equals(className)) {

        return classRefs;

     * Get the class' fully qualified name in dot format.
     * @return the class name in dot format (eg. java.lang.Object)
    public String getFullClassName() {
        return ClassFileUtils.convertSlashName(className);

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