Class PredicatedSortedSet<E>

  • Type Parameters:
    E - the type of the elements in this set
    All Implemented Interfaces:, java.lang.Iterable<E>, java.util.Collection<E>, java.util.Set<E>, java.util.SortedSet<E>
    Direct Known Subclasses:

    public class PredicatedSortedSet<E>
    extends PredicatedSet<E>
    implements java.util.SortedSet<E>
    Decorates another SortedSet to validate that all additions match a specified predicate.

    This set exists to provide validation for the decorated set. It is normally created to decorate an empty set. If an object cannot be added to the set, an IllegalArgumentException is thrown.

    One usage would be to ensure that no null entries are added to the set.

     SortedSet set =
       PredicatedSortedSet.predicatedSortedSet(new TreeSet(),

    This class is Serializable from Commons Collections 3.1.

    See Also:
    Serialized Form
    • Method Detail

      • predicatedSortedSet

        public static <E> PredicatedSortedSet<E> predicatedSortedSet​(java.util.SortedSet<E> set,
                                                                     Predicate<? super E> predicate)
        Factory method to create a predicated (validating) sorted set.

        If there are any elements already in the set being decorated, they are validated.

        Type Parameters:
        E - the element type
        set - the set to decorate, must not be null
        predicate - the predicate to use for validation, must not be null
        a new predicated sorted set.
        java.lang.NullPointerException - if set or predicate is null
        java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the set contains invalid elements
      • comparator

        public java.util.Comparator<? super E> comparator()
        Specified by:
        comparator in interface java.util.SortedSet<E>
      • first

        public E first()
        Specified by:
        first in interface java.util.SortedSet<E>
      • last

        public E last()
        Specified by:
        last in interface java.util.SortedSet<E>
      • subSet

        public java.util.SortedSet<E> subSet​(E fromElement,
                                             E toElement)
        Specified by:
        subSet in interface java.util.SortedSet<E>
      • headSet

        public java.util.SortedSet<E> headSet​(E toElement)
        Specified by:
        headSet in interface java.util.SortedSet<E>
      • tailSet

        public java.util.SortedSet<E> tailSet​(E fromElement)
        Specified by:
        tailSet in interface java.util.SortedSet<E>