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IOSetting.java
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package org.openscience.cdk.io.setting;

import org.openscience.cdk.exception.CDKException;

/**
 * An interface for reader settings. It is subclassed by implementations,
 * one for each type of field, e.g. IntReaderSetting.
 *
 * @cdk.module io
 * @cdk.githash
 *
 * @author Egon Willighagen <egonw@sci.kun.nl>
 */
00037 public abstract class IOSetting {

    /** The levels available:
     *    HIGH         important question
     *    MEDIUM
     *    LOW          unimportant question
     */
00044     public static final int HIGH   = 0;
    public static final int MEDIUM = 1;
    public static final int LOW    = 2;
    
    protected int    level;
    protected String name;
    protected String question;
    protected String setting;
    
    /**
     * The default constructor that sets this field. All textual 
     * information is supposed to be English. Localization is taken care
     * off by the ReaderConfigurator.
     *
     * @param name           Name of the setting
     * @param level          Level at which question is asked
     * @param question       Question that is poped to the user when the 
     *                       ReaderSetting needs setting
     * @param defaultSetting The default setting, used if not overwritten
     *                       by a user
     */
00065     public IOSetting(String name, int level, 
                         String question, String defaultSetting) {
        this.level = level;
        this.name  = name;
        this.question = question;
        this.setting = defaultSetting;
    }
    
    public String getName() {
        return this.name;
    }
    
    public String getQuestion() {
        return this.question;
    }

    public String getDefaultSetting() {
        return this.setting;
    }
    
    public int getLevel() {
        return this.level;
    }
    
    /**
     * Sets the setting for a certain question. It will throw
     * a CDKException when the setting is not valid.    
     *
     */
00094     public void setSetting(String setting) throws CDKException {
        // by default, except all input, so no setting checking                     
        this.setting = setting;
    }

    /**
     * Sets the setting for a certain question. It will throw
     * a CDKException when the setting is not valid.    
     *
     */
00104     public String getSetting() {
        // by default, except all input, so no setting checking                     
        return this.setting;
    }
}

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