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 * Copyright (C) 2011 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
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 * http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
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package com.google.inject.spi;

import com.google.inject.Binder;
import com.google.inject.Binding;
import com.google.inject.Injector;
import com.google.inject.internal.util.StackTraceElements;

import java.lang.reflect.Member;

 * A combination of a {@link Dependency} and the {@link Binding#getSource()
 * source} where the dependency was bound.
 * @author sameb@google.com (Sam Berlin)
 * @since 4.0
public final class DependencyAndSource {
  private final Dependency<?> dependency;
  private final Object source;

  public DependencyAndSource(Dependency<?> dependency, Object source) {
    this.dependency = dependency;
    this.source = source;

   * Returns the Dependency, if one exists. For anything that can be referenced
   * by {@link Injector#getBinding}, a dependency exists. A dependency will not
   * exist (and this will return null) for types initialized with
   * {@link Binder#requestInjection} or {@link Injector#injectMembers(Object)},
   * nor will it exist for objects injected into Providers bound with
   * LinkedBindingBuilder#toProvider(Provider).
  public Dependency<?> getDependency() {
    return dependency;

   * Returns a string describing where this dependency was bound. If the binding
   * was just-in-time, there is no valid binding source, so this describes the
   * class in question.
  public String getBindingSource() {
    if (source instanceof Class) {
      return StackTraceElements.forType((Class) source).toString();
    } else if (source instanceof Member) {
      return StackTraceElements.forMember((Member) source).toString();
    } else {
      return source.toString();

  public String toString() {
    Dependency<?> dep = getDependency();
    Object source = getBindingSource();
    if (dep != null) {
      return "Dependency: " + dep + ", source: " + source;
    } else {
      return "Source: " + source;

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