Class CircularFifoBuffer

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Serializable, Iterable, Collection, BoundedCollection, Buffer

    public class CircularFifoBuffer
    extends BoundedFifoBuffer
    Commons Collections 3 is in maintenance mode. Commons Collections 4 should be used instead.
    CircularFifoBuffer is a first in first out buffer with a fixed size that replaces its oldest element if full.

    The removal order of a CircularFifoBuffer is based on the insertion order; elements are removed in the same order in which they were added. The iteration order is the same as the removal order.

    The add(Object), BoundedFifoBuffer.remove() and BoundedFifoBuffer.get() operations all perform in constant time. All other operations perform in linear time or worse.

    Note that this implementation is not synchronized. The following can be used to provide synchronized access to your CircularFifoBuffer:

        Buffer fifo = BufferUtils.synchronizedBuffer(new CircularFifoBuffer());

    This buffer prevents null objects from being added.

    This class is Serializable from Commons Collections 3.1.

    Commons Collections 3.0
    See Also:
    Serialized Form
    • Constructor Detail

      • CircularFifoBuffer

        public CircularFifoBuffer()
        Constructor that creates a buffer with the default size of 32.
      • CircularFifoBuffer

        public CircularFifoBuffer​(int size)
        Constructor that creates a buffer with the specified size.
        size - the size of the buffer (cannot be changed)
        IllegalArgumentException - if the size is less than 1
      • CircularFifoBuffer

        public CircularFifoBuffer​(Collection coll)
        Constructor that creates a buffer from the specified collection. The collection size also sets the buffer size
        coll - the collection to copy into the buffer, may not be null
        NullPointerException - if the collection is null
    • Method Detail

      • add

        public boolean add​(Object element)
        If the buffer is full, the least recently added element is discarded so that a new element can be inserted.
        Specified by:
        add in interface Collection
        add in class BoundedFifoBuffer
        element - the element to add
        true, always