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The Classes.java Java example source code

 * Copyright (C) 2007 Google Inc.
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 * You may obtain a copy of the License at
 * http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
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package com.google.inject.internal.util;

import static com.google.common.base.Preconditions.checkNotNull;

import java.lang.reflect.Constructor;
import java.lang.reflect.Field;
import java.lang.reflect.Member;
import java.lang.reflect.Method;
import java.lang.reflect.Modifier;

 * Class utilities.
public final class Classes {

  public static boolean isInnerClass(Class<?> clazz) {
    return !Modifier.isStatic(clazz.getModifiers())
        && clazz.getEnclosingClass() != null;

  public static boolean isConcrete(Class<?> clazz) {
    int modifiers = clazz.getModifiers();
    return !clazz.isInterface() && !Modifier.isAbstract(modifiers);

   * Formats a member as concise string, such as {@code java.util.ArrayList.size},
   * {@code java.util.ArrayList<init>()} or {@code java.util.List.remove()}.
  public static String toString(Member member) {
    Class<? extends Member> memberType = Classes.memberType(member);
    if (memberType == Method.class) {
      return member.getDeclaringClass().getName() + "." + member.getName() + "()";
    } else if (memberType == Field.class) {
      return member.getDeclaringClass().getName() + "." + member.getName();
    } else if (memberType == Constructor.class) {
      return member.getDeclaringClass().getName() + ".<init>()";
    } else {
      throw new AssertionError();

   * Returns {@code Field.class}, {@code Method.class} or {@code Constructor.class}.
  public static Class<? extends Member> memberType(Member member) {
    checkNotNull(member, "member");
    if (member instanceof Field) {
      return Field.class;
    } else if (member instanceof Method) {
      return Method.class;
    } else if (member instanceof Constructor) {
      return Constructor.class;
    } else {
      throw new IllegalArgumentException(
          "Unsupported implementation class for Member, " + member.getClass());

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