Class Converter<E>

  • Direct Known Subclasses:
    FormattingConverter, LiteralConverter

    public abstract class Converter<E>
    extends Object
    A minimal converter which sets up the general interface for derived classes. It also implements the functionality to chain converters in a linked list.
    • Constructor Detail

      • Converter

        public Converter()
    • Method Detail

      • convert

        public abstract String convert​(E event)
        The convert method is responsible for extracting data from the event and storing it for later use by the write method.
        event -
      • write

        public void write​(StringBuilder buf,
                          E event)
        In its simplest incarnation, a convert simply appends the data extracted from the event to the buffer passed as parameter.
        buf - The input buffer where data is appended
        event - The event from where data is extracted
      • setNext

        public final void setNext​(Converter<E> next)