001////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
002// checkstyle: Checks Java source code for adherence to a set of rules.
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018////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
019
020package com.puppycrawl.tools.checkstyle.checks.regexp;
021
022/**
023 * Represents a suppressor for matches.
024 * @author oliver
025 */
026@FunctionalInterface
027public interface MatchSuppressor {
028    /**
029     * Checks if the specified selection should be suppressed.
030     * @param startLineNo the starting line number
031     * @param startColNo the starting column number
032     * @param endLineNo the ending line number
033     * @param endColNo the ending column number
034     * @return true if the positions intersects with a comment.
035     **/
036    boolean shouldSuppress(int startLineNo, int startColNo, int endLineNo,
037            int endColNo);
038}