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Commons Collections example source code file (UniquePredicate.java)

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The Commons Collections UniquePredicate.java source code

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package org.apache.commons.collections.functors;

import java.io.Serializable;
import java.util.HashSet;
import java.util.Set;

import org.apache.commons.collections.Predicate;

 * Predicate implementation that returns true the first time an object is
 * passed into the predicate.
 * @since Commons Collections 3.0
 * @version $Revision: 646777 $ $Date: 2008-04-10 13:33:15 +0100 (Thu, 10 Apr 2008) $
 * @author Stephen Colebourne
public final class UniquePredicate implements Predicate, Serializable {

    /** Serial version UID */
    private static final long serialVersionUID = -3319417438027438040L;
    /** The set of previously seen objects */
    private final Set iSet = new HashSet();
     * Factory to create the predicate.
     * @return the predicate
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the predicate is null
    public static Predicate getInstance() {
        return new UniquePredicate();

     * Constructor that performs no validation.
     * Use <code>getInstance if you want that.
    public UniquePredicate() {

     * Evaluates the predicate returning true if the input object hasn't been
     * received yet.
     * @param object  the input object
     * @return true if this is the first time the object is seen
    public boolean evaluate(Object object) {
        return iSet.add(object);


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