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JCasRegistry.java

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package org.apache.uima.jcas;

import java.util.ArrayList;

/**
 * Maintains a registry of JCas cover classes that have been loaded.  Methods on this
 * class are called from JCas cover classes (that is, classes generated by JCasGen).
 * They are not intended to be called directly from user-written code.
 */
00028 public class JCasRegistry {
  private static ArrayList loadedJCasClasses = new ArrayList();
  
  /**
   * Registers a JCas cover class with this registry.  The registry will assign
   * it a unique index, which is then used by the cover-class to identify itself
   * to the JCas implementation.
   * 
   * @return the unique index value for this class.
   */
00038   public static synchronized int register(Class aJCasCoverClass) {
    loadedJCasClasses.add(aJCasCoverClass);
    return loadedJCasClasses.size() - 1;
  }
  
  /**
   * For a particular type, return true if that type should have run-time checking for use of fields
   * defined in the JCas Model which are not present in the CAS. If false, all fields
   * in the JCas must be in the CAS type system at instantiation time, or an exception is thrown;
   * this allows the runtime to skip this test.
   * <p>
   * This is reserved for future use; it currently always returns true.
   */
00051   public static boolean getFeatOkTst(String fullyQualTypeName) {
    return true;
  }  
  
  /**
   * Gets the number of cover classes that have been registered.
   * 
   * @return the number of registered JCas cover classes
   */
00060   public static synchronized int getNumberOfRegisteredClasses() {
    return loadedJCasClasses.size();
  }
  
  /**
   * Gets the JCas cover class for a given index.
   * 
   * @param aIndex the index
   * 
   * @return the JCas cover class that was assigned the value <code>aIndex</code> during its registration,
   *    <code>null</code> if none.
   */
00072   public static synchronized Class getClassForIndex(int aIndex) {
    if (aIndex >= 0 && aIndex < loadedJCasClasses.size())
      return (Class)loadedJCasClasses.get(aIndex);
    else
      return null;
  }
}

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