Class ForwardingSet<E>

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Iterable<E>, Collection<E>, Set<E>
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    ForwardingSortedSet, TypeToken.TypeSet

    public abstract class ForwardingSet<E>
    extends ForwardingCollection<E>
    implements Set<E>
    A set which forwards all its method calls to another set. Subclasses should override one or more methods to modify the behavior of the backing set as desired per the decorator pattern.

    Warning: The methods of ForwardingSet forward indiscriminately to the methods of the delegate. For example, overriding ForwardingCollection.add(E) alone will not change the behavior of ForwardingCollection.addAll(java.util.Collection<? extends E>), which can lead to unexpected behavior. In this case, you should override addAll as well, either providing your own implementation, or delegating to the provided standardAddAll method.

    default method warning: This class does not forward calls to default methods. Instead, it inherits their default implementations. When those implementations invoke methods, they invoke methods on the ForwardingSet.

    The standard methods are not guaranteed to be thread-safe, even when all of the methods that they depend on are thread-safe.

    Kevin Bourrillion, Louis Wasserman
    • Constructor Detail

      • ForwardingSet

        protected ForwardingSet()
        Constructor for use by subclasses.
    • Method Detail

      • delegate

        protected abstract Set<Edelegate()
        Description copied from class: ForwardingObject
        Returns the backing delegate instance that methods are forwarded to. Abstract subclasses generally override this method with an abstract method that has a more specific return type, such as delegate(). Concrete subclasses override this method to supply the instance being decorated.
        Specified by:
        delegate in class ForwardingCollection<E>
      • equals

        public boolean equals​(@Nullable Object object)
        Description copied from class: java.lang.Object
        Indicates whether some other object is "equal to" this one.

        The equals method implements an equivalence relation on non-null object references:

        • It is reflexive: for any non-null reference value x, x.equals(x) should return true.
        • It is symmetric: for any non-null reference values x and y, x.equals(y) should return true if and only if y.equals(x) returns true.
        • It is transitive: for any non-null reference values x, y, and z, if x.equals(y) returns true and y.equals(z) returns true, then x.equals(z) should return true.
        • It is consistent: for any non-null reference values x and y, multiple invocations of x.equals(y) consistently return true or consistently return false, provided no information used in equals comparisons on the objects is modified.
        • For any non-null reference value x, x.equals(null) should return false.

        The equals method for class Object implements the most discriminating possible equivalence relation on objects; that is, for any non-null reference values x and y, this method returns true if and only if x and y refer to the same object (x == y has the value true).

        Note that it is generally necessary to override the hashCode method whenever this method is overridden, so as to maintain the general contract for the hashCode method, which states that equal objects must have equal hash codes.

        Specified by:
        equals in interface Collection<E>
        Specified by:
        equals in interface Set<E>
        equals in class Object
        object - the reference object with which to compare.
        true if this object is the same as the obj argument; false otherwise.
        See Also:
        Object.hashCode(), HashMap
      • hashCode

        public int hashCode()
        Description copied from class: java.lang.Object
        Returns a hash code value for the object. This method is supported for the benefit of hash tables such as those provided by HashMap.

        The general contract of hashCode is:

        • Whenever it is invoked on the same object more than once during an execution of a Java application, the hashCode method must consistently return the same integer, provided no information used in equals comparisons on the object is modified. This integer need not remain consistent from one execution of an application to another execution of the same application.
        • If two objects are equal according to the equals(Object) method, then calling the hashCode method on each of the two objects must produce the same integer result.
        • It is not required that if two objects are unequal according to the Object.equals(java.lang.Object) method, then calling the hashCode method on each of the two objects must produce distinct integer results. However, the programmer should be aware that producing distinct integer results for unequal objects may improve the performance of hash tables.

        As much as is reasonably practical, the hashCode method defined by class Object does return distinct integers for distinct objects. (The hashCode may or may not be implemented as some function of an object's memory address at some point in time.)

        Specified by:
        hashCode in interface Collection<E>
        Specified by:
        hashCode in interface Set<E>
        hashCode in class Object
        a hash code value for this object.
        See Also:
        Object.equals(java.lang.Object), System.identityHashCode(java.lang.Object)