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package nl.flotsam.xeger;
An object that will generate text from a regular expression. In a way, it's the opposite of a regular expression matcher: an instance of this class will produce text that is guaranteed to match the regular expression passed in.
public class Xeger {
    private final Automaton automaton;
    private final Random random;

Constructs a new instance, accepting the regular expression and the randomizer.

regex The regular expression. (Not null.)
random The object that will randomize the way the String is generated. (Not null.)
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException If the regular expression is invalid.
    public Xeger(String regexRandom random) {
        assert regex != null;
        assert random != null;
        this. = new RegExp(regex).toAutomaton();
        this. = random;

As Xeger(java.lang.String,java.util.Random), creating a java.util.Random instance implicityly.
    public Xeger(String regex) {
        this(regexnew Random());

Generates a random String that is guaranteed to match the regular expression passed to the constructor.
    public String generate() {
        StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
        return builder.toString();
    private void generate(StringBuilder builderState state) {
        List<Transitiontransitions = state.getSortedTransitions(true);
        if (transitions.size() == 0) {
            assert state.isAccept();
        int nroptions = state.isAccept() ? transitions.size() : transitions.size() - 1;
        int option = XegerUtils.getRandomInt(0, nroptions);
        if (state.isAccept() && option == 0) {          // 0 is considered stop
        // Moving on to next transition
        Transition transition = transitions.get(option - (state.isAccept() ? 1 : 0));
    private void appendChoice(StringBuilder builderTransition transition) {
        char c = (char) XegerUtils.getRandomInt(transition.getMin(), transition.getMax(), );
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