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Java - Groovy tags/keywords

classnode, classnode, expression, expression, string, string, variable, variable

The Groovy source code

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package org.codehaus.groovy.ast;

import org.codehaus.groovy.ast.expr.Expression;

 * interface to mark a AstNode as Variable. Typically these are 
 * VariableExpression, FieldNode, PropertyNode and Parameter
 * @author Jochen Theodorou
public interface Variable {
     * the type of the variable
    ClassNode getType();
     * the type before wrapping primitives type of the variable
    ClassNode getOriginType();
     * the name of the variable
    String getName();
     * expression used to initialize the variable or null of there
     * is no initialization.
    Expression getInitialExpression();
     * returns true if there is an initialization expression
    boolean hasInitialExpression();
     * returns true if this variable is used in a static context.
     * A static context is any static initializer block, when this variable
     * is declared as static or when this variable is used in a static method 
    boolean isInStaticContext();

    boolean isDynamicTyped();
    boolean isClosureSharedVariable();
    void setClosureSharedVariable(boolean inClosure);

    int getModifiers();

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