Class NumericComparer

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
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    public class NumericComparer
    extends java.lang.Object
    implements AtomicComparer
    A Comparer used for comparing sort keys when data-type="number". The items to be compared are converted to numbers, and the numbers are then compared directly. NaN values compare equal to each other, and equal to an empty sequence, but less than anything else.

    This class is used in XSLT only, so there is no need to handle XQuery's "empty least" vs "empty greatest" options.

    • Constructor Detail

      • NumericComparer

        protected NumericComparer()
    • Method Detail

      • getCollator

        public StringCollator getCollator()
        Description copied from interface: AtomicComparer
        Get the collation used by this AtomicComparer if any
        Specified by:
        getCollator in interface AtomicComparer
        the collation used for comparing strings, or null if not applicable
      • provideContext

        public AtomicComparer provideContext​(XPathContext context)
        Supply the dynamic context in case this is needed for the comparison
        Specified by:
        provideContext in interface AtomicComparer
        context - the dynamic evaluation context
        either the original AtomicComparer, or a new AtomicComparer in which the context is known. The original AtomicComparer is not modified
      • compareAtomicValues

        public int compareAtomicValues​(AtomicValue a,
                                       AtomicValue b)
        Compare two Items by converting them to numbers and comparing the numeric values. If either value cannot be converted to a number, it is treated as NaN, and compares less that the other (two NaN values compare equal).
        Specified by:
        compareAtomicValues in interface AtomicComparer
        a - the first Item to be compared.
        b - the second Item to be compared.
        <0 if a<b, 0 if a=b, >0 if a>b
        java.lang.ClassCastException - if the objects are not Items
      • comparesEqual

        public boolean comparesEqual​(AtomicValue a,
                                     AtomicValue b)
        Compare two AtomicValue objects for equality according to the rules for their data type. UntypedAtomic values are compared by converting to the type of the other operand.
        Specified by:
        comparesEqual in interface AtomicComparer
        a - the first object to be compared.
        b - the second object to be compared.
        true if the values are equal, false if not
        java.lang.ClassCastException - if the objects are not comparable
      • save

        public java.lang.String save()
        Create a string representation of this AtomicComparer that can be saved in a compiled package and used to reconstitute the AtomicComparer when the package is reloaded
        Specified by:
        save in interface AtomicComparer
        a string representation of the AtomicComparer