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internal vs non-internal CompilationUnits [message #1783506] Tue, 13 March 2018 17:08 Go to next message
Carlos Fuente is currently offline Carlos FuenteFriend
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Registered: March 2018
Junior Member
I want to invoke some
methods on some CompilationUnit s but I am interested in the class from the

Specifically I want to call the accept method that
inherits from

However when I call "getCompilationUnits()" from
it returns objects of type org.eclipse.jdt.internal.core.CompilationUnit which I cannot cast to org.eclipse.jdt.core.dom.CompilationUnit.

How can I get the right
Re: internal vs non-internal CompilationUnits [message #1783674 is a reply to message #1783506] Thu, 15 March 2018 12:54 Go to previous message
Stephan Herrmann is currently offline Stephan HerrmannFriend
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IPackageFragment is part of the light-weight JavaModel, whereas everything below org.eclipse.jdt.core.dom.ASTNode is part of the full detailed AST. These are different structures.

To obtain a parsed AST please use class ASTParser.
Its method setSource(ITypeRoot) accepts org.eclipse.jdt.core.ICompilationUnit, the same type returned by IPackageFragmentRoot.getCompilationUnits().

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