Class AbstractCollectionDecorator

  • All Implemented Interfaces:
    Iterable, Collection
    Direct Known Subclasses:
    AbstractBagDecorator, AbstractBufferDecorator, AbstractListDecorator, AbstractSerializableCollectionDecorator, AbstractSetDecorator

    public abstract class AbstractCollectionDecorator
    extends Object
    implements Collection
    Commons Collections 3 is in maintenance mode. Commons Collections 4 should be used instead.
    Decorates another Collection to provide additional behaviour.

    Each method call made on this Collection is forwarded to the decorated Collection. This class is used as a framework on which to build to extensions such as synchronized and unmodifiable behaviour. The main advantage of decoration is that one decorator can wrap any implementation of Collection, whereas sub-classing requires a new class to be written for each implementation.

    This implementation does not perform any special processing with iterator(). Instead it simply returns the value from the wrapped collection. This may be undesirable, for example if you are trying to write an unmodifiable implementation it might provide a loophole.

    Commons Collections 3.0