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Commons Collections example source code file (TransformedPredicate.java)

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The Commons Collections TransformedPredicate.java source code

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package org.apache.commons.collections.functors;

import java.io.Serializable;

import org.apache.commons.collections.Predicate;
import org.apache.commons.collections.Transformer;

 * Predicate implementation that transforms the given object before invoking
 * another <code>Predicate.
 * @since Commons Collections 3.1
 * @version $Revision: 646777 $ $Date: 2008-04-10 13:33:15 +0100 (Thu, 10 Apr 2008) $
 * @author Alban Peignier
 * @author Stephen Colebourne
public final class TransformedPredicate implements Predicate, PredicateDecorator, Serializable {

    /** Serial version UID */
    private static final long serialVersionUID = -5596090919668315834L;
    /** The transformer to call */
    private final Transformer iTransformer;
    /** The predicate to call */
    private final Predicate iPredicate;

     * Factory to create the predicate.
     * @param transformer  the transformer to call
     * @param predicate  the predicate to call with the result of the transform
     * @return the predicate
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the transformer or the predicate is null
    public static Predicate getInstance(Transformer transformer, Predicate predicate) {
        if (transformer == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("The transformer to call must not be null");
        if (predicate == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("The predicate to call must not be null");
        return new TransformedPredicate(transformer, predicate);

     * Constructor that performs no validation.
     * Use <code>getInstance if you want that.
     * @param transformer  the transformer to use
     * @param predicate  the predicate to decorate
    public TransformedPredicate(Transformer transformer, Predicate predicate) {
        iTransformer = transformer;
        iPredicate = predicate;
     * Evaluates the predicate returning the result of the decorated predicate
     * once the input has been transformed
     * @param object  the input object which will be transformed
     * @return true if decorated predicate returns true
    public boolean evaluate(Object object) {
        Object result = iTransformer.transform(object);
        return iPredicate.evaluate(result);

     * Gets the predicate being decorated.
     * @return the predicate as the only element in an array
     * @since Commons Collections 3.1
    public Predicate[] getPredicates() {
        return new Predicate[] {iPredicate};

     * Gets the transformer in use.
     * @return the transformer
    public Transformer getTransformer() {
        return iTransformer;


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