org.hamcrest
Interface Description

All Known Implementing Classes:
BaseDescription, Description.NullDescription, StringDescription

public interface Description

A description of a Matcher. A Matcher will describe itself to a description which can later be used for reporting.

See Also:
SelfDescribing.describeTo(Description)

Nested Class Summary
static class Description.NullDescription
           
 
Field Summary
static Description NONE
          A description that consumes input but does nothing.
 
Method Summary
 Description appendDescriptionOf(SelfDescribing value)
          Appends the description of a SelfDescribing value to this description.
 Description appendList(String start, String separator, String end, Iterable<? extends SelfDescribing> values)
          Appends a list of SelfDescribing objects to the description.
 Description appendText(String text)
          Appends some plain text to the description.
 Description appendValue(Object value)
          Appends an arbitary value to the description.
<T> Description
appendValueList(String start, String separator, String end, Iterable<T> values)
          Appends a list of values to the description.
<T> Description
appendValueList(String start, String separator, String end, T... values)
          Appends a list of values to the description.
 

Field Detail

NONE

static final Description NONE
A description that consumes input but does nothing.

Method Detail

appendText

Description appendText(String text)
Appends some plain text to the description.


appendDescriptionOf

Description appendDescriptionOf(SelfDescribing value)
Appends the description of a SelfDescribing value to this description.


appendValue

Description appendValue(Object value)
Appends an arbitary value to the description.


appendValueList

<T> Description appendValueList(String start,
                                String separator,
                                String end,
                                T... values)
Appends a list of values to the description.


appendValueList

<T> Description appendValueList(String start,
                                String separator,
                                String end,
                                Iterable<T> values)
Appends a list of values to the description.


appendList

Description appendList(String start,
                       String separator,
                       String end,
                       Iterable<? extends SelfDescribing> values)
Appends a list of SelfDescribing objects to the description.



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