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FeatureImpl.java

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package org.apache.uima.cas.impl;

import org.apache.uima.cas.Feature;
import org.apache.uima.cas.Type;
import org.apache.uima.cas.TypeSystem;

/**
 * The implementation of features in the type system.
 * 
 * 
 * @version $Revision: 1.4 $
 */
00032 public class FeatureImpl implements Feature {

  private final int code;

  private final String name;

  private final TypeSystemImpl ts;

  private final boolean isMultipleRefsAllowed;

  FeatureImpl(int code, String name, TypeSystemImpl ts, boolean isMultipleRefsAllowed) {
    this.code = code;
    this.name = name;
    this.ts = ts;
    this.isMultipleRefsAllowed = isMultipleRefsAllowed;
  }

  /**
   * Get the internal code of this feature. Necessary when using low-level APIs.
   */
00052   public int getCode() {
    return this.code;
  }

  /**
   * Get the domain type for this feature.
   * 
   * @return The domain type. This can not be <code>null</code>.
   */
00061   public Type getDomain() {
    return this.ts.ll_getTypeForCode(this.ts.intro(this.code));
  }

  /**
   * Get the range type for this feature.
   * 
   * @return The range type. This can not be <code>null</code>.
   */
00070   public Type getRange() {
    return this.ts.ll_getTypeForCode(this.ts.range(this.code));
  }

  /**
   * Get the name for this feature.
   * 
   * @return The name. This can not be <code>null</code>.
   */
00079   public String getName() {
    return this.name;
  }

  public String toString() {
    return getName();
  }

00087   public String getShortName() {
    return this.name.substring(this.name.indexOf(TypeSystem.FEATURE_SEPARATOR) + 1, this.name
            .length());
  }

  /**
   * Get the type hierarchy that this feature belongs to.
   * 
   * @return The type hierarchy.
   */
00097   public TypeSystem getTypeSystem() {
    return this.ts;
  }

  /**
   * Note: you can only compare features from the same type system. If you compare features from
   * different type systems, the result is undefined.
   */
00105   public int compareTo(Feature o) {
    if (this == o) {
      return 0;
    }
    FeatureImpl f = (FeatureImpl) o;
    return (this.code < f.code) ? -1 : 1;
  }

00113   public boolean isMultipleReferencesAllowed() {
    return this.isMultipleRefsAllowed;
  }

}

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