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Java - Groovy tags/keywords

classcastexception, classcastexception, comparator, comparator, groovyruntimeexception, groovyruntimeexception, numberawarecomparator, numberawarecomparator, t, util

The Groovy source code

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 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
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package org.codehaus.groovy.runtime;

import groovy.lang.GroovyRuntimeException;
import org.codehaus.groovy.runtime.typehandling.DefaultTypeTransformation;

import java.util.Comparator;

 * Compares two objects using Groovy's friendly comparison algorithm, i.e.
 * handles nulls gracefully (nul being less than everything else) and
 * performs numeric type coercion if required.
public class NumberAwareComparator<T> implements Comparator {
    public int compare(T o1, T o2) {
        try {
            return DefaultTypeTransformation.compareTo(o1, o2);
        } catch (ClassCastException cce) {
            /* ignore */
        } catch (GroovyRuntimeException gre) {
            /* ignore */
        // since the object does not have a valid compareTo method
        // we compare using the hashcodes. null cases are handled by
        // DefaultTypeTransformation.compareTo
        int x1 = o1.hashCode();
        int x2 = o2.hashCode();
        if (x1 == x2) return 0;
        if (x1 < x2) return -1;
        return 1;

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