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public interface: Name [javadoc | source]

All Implemented Interfaces:
    CharSequence

An immutable sequence of characters. When created by the same implementation, objects implementing this interface must obey the general {@linkplain Object#equals equals contract} when compared with each other. Therefore, {@code Name} objects from the same implementation are usable in collections while {@code Name}s from different implementations may not work properly in collections.

An empty {@code Name} has a length of zero.

In the context of {@linkplain javax.annotation.processing.ProcessingEnvironment annotation processing}, the guarantees for "the same" implementation must include contexts where the {@linkplain javax.annotation.processing API mediated} side effects of {@linkplain javax.annotation.processing.Processor processors} could be visible to each other, including successive annotation processing {@linkplain javax.annotation.processing.RoundEnvironment rounds}.

Method from javax.lang.model.element.Name Summary:
contentEquals,   equals,   hashCode
Method from javax.lang.model.element.Name Detail:
 public boolean contentEquals(CharSequence cs)
    Compares this name to the specified {@code CharSequence}. The result is {@code true} if and only if this name represents the same sequence of {@code char} values as the specified sequence.
 public boolean equals(Object obj)
    Returns {@code true} if the argument represents the same name as {@code this}, and {@code false} otherwise.

    Note that the identity of a {@code Name} is a function both of its content in terms of a sequence of characters as well as the implementation which created it.

 public int hashCode()