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Lucene example source code file (SetOnce.java)

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alreadysetexception, alreadysetexception, atomicboolean, atomicboolean, runtimeexception, setonce, setonce, t, t, the

The Lucene SetOnce.java source code

package org.apache.lucene.util;

import java.util.concurrent.atomic.AtomicBoolean;

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 * this work for additional information regarding copyright ownership.
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 * limitations under the License.

 * A convenient class which offers a semi-immutable object wrapper
 * implementation which allows one to set the value of an object exactly once,
 * and retrieve it many times. If {@link #set(Object)} is called more than once,
 * {@link AlreadySetException} is thrown and the operation
 * will fail.
 * @lucene.experimental
public final class SetOnce<T> {

  /** Thrown when {@link SetOnce#set(Object)} is called more than once. */
  public static final class AlreadySetException extends RuntimeException {
    public AlreadySetException() {
      super("The object cannot be set twice!");
  private volatile T obj = null;
  private final AtomicBoolean set;
   * A default constructor which does not set the internal object, and allows
   * setting it by calling {@link #set(Object)}.
  public SetOnce() {
    set = new AtomicBoolean(false);

   * Creates a new instance with the internal object set to the given object.
   * Note that any calls to {@link #set(Object)} afterwards will result in
   * {@link AlreadySetException}
   * @throws AlreadySetException if called more than once
   * @see #set(Object)
  public SetOnce(T obj) {
    this.obj = obj;
    set = new AtomicBoolean(true);
  /** Sets the given object. If the object has already been set, an exception is thrown. */
  public final void set(T obj) {
    if (set.compareAndSet(false, true)) {
      this.obj = obj;
    } else {
      throw new AlreadySetException();
  /** Returns the object set by {@link #set(Object)}. */
  public final T get() {
    return obj;

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