org.springframework.expression
Interface TypeUtils

All Known Implementing Classes:
StandardTypeUtilities

public interface TypeUtils

TypeUtilities brings together the various kinds of type related function that may occur whilst working with expressions. An implementor is providing support for four type related facilities:

Author:
Andy Clement

Method Summary
 OperatorOverloader getOperatorOverloader()
           
 TypeComparator getTypeComparator()
           
 TypeConverter getTypeConverter()
           
 TypeLocator getTypeLocator()
           
 

Method Detail

getTypeLocator

TypeLocator getTypeLocator()
Returns:
a type locator that can be used to find types, either by short or fully qualified name.

getTypeComparator

TypeComparator getTypeComparator()
Returns:
a type comparator for comparing pairs of objects for equality.

getTypeConverter

TypeConverter getTypeConverter()
Returns:
a type converter that can convert (or coerce) a value from one type to another.

getOperatorOverloader

OperatorOverloader getOperatorOverloader()
Returns:
an operator overloader that may support mathematical operations between more than the standard set of types