assignment

String s = "";

Assigns a value to a variable.

Configuration options

variableType

The type of the variable that is used to assign a value to.

search:
  assignment:
    variableType: "String"
Object o = "this is a String";
String s = "this is a String";

expressionType

The type of the expression that is being assigned.

search:
  assignment:
    expressionType: "java.lang.String"
Object o1 = 5;
Object o2 = "this is a String";

variableName

The name of the variable that is being assigned.

search:
  assignment:
    variableName: "o2"
Object o1 = 5;
Object o2 = "this is a String";

variable

Checks if the variable that is being assigned (the left-hand side of the assignment) conforms to given criteria.

search:
  assignment:
    variable:
      field: {}
private String s = "";

void assignMyValue(String value) {
  this.s = value;
}

expression

Checks if the expression (the right-hand side of the assignment) conforms to given criteria.

search:
  assignment:
    expression:
      methodcall: {}
String FOO = "";
String BAR = getSomeString();

Generic Configuration options

The following options are generic and available for every target.

anyOf

Similar to the logical operator OR: one or more descendant options should match.

search:
  <target>:
    anyOf:
    - name: "illegal"
    - name: "alsoIllegal"

allOf

Similar to the logical operator AND: all descendant options must match.

search:
  <target>:
    allOf:
    - annotation: "HttpPost"
    - annotation: "AllowUnAuthorized"

with

The only purpose to use this field is to make the recipe easier to read. It provides no additional functionality.

search:
  <target>:
    with:
      annotation: "HttpPost"

not, without

Works as the logical operator NOT. It will negate the result of the descendant options. Sensei presents the user with both options. They display the same behavior, but certain scenarios tend to read better using without.

search:
  <target>:
    not:
      annotation: "HttpPost"
search:
  <target>:
    without:
      annotation: "HttpPost"

in

Performs a structural search, this option is mainly used to narrow down recipes. Examples of this would be to only analyze and mark code inside a certain class or method that has a specific annotation. However, we haven't limited this option to only support these two scenarios. More advanced configuration can be achieved.

search:
  <target>:
    in:
      class:
        name:
          contains: "Controller"
search:
  <target>:
    in:
      method:
        annotation:
          type: "HttpPost"