- All Known Implementing Classes:
@NonNullByDefault public interface Type
This is a parent interface for all states and commands. It was introduced as many states can be commands at the same time and vice versa. E.g a light can have the state ON or OFF and one can also send ON and OFF as commands to the device. This duality is captured by this marker interface and allows implementing classes to be both state and command at the same time.
- Kai Kreuzer - Initial contribution, Markus Rathgeb - Add the simple and full type string methods
pattern- the pattern to use
- the formatted string
toFullStringString toFullString()Get a string representation that contains the whole internal representation of the type.
The returned string could be consumed by the static 'valueOf(String)' method of the respective type to build a new type that is equal to this type.
- a full string representation of the type to be consumed by 'valueOf(String)'