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Commons Collections example source code file (NotPredicate.java)

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The Commons Collections NotPredicate.java source code

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package org.apache.commons.collections.functors;

import java.io.Serializable;

import org.apache.commons.collections.Predicate;

 * Predicate implementation that returns the opposite of the decorated 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 NotPredicate implements Predicate, PredicateDecorator, Serializable {

    /** Serial version UID */
    private static final long serialVersionUID = -2654603322338049674L;
    /** The predicate to decorate */
    private final Predicate iPredicate;
     * Factory to create the not predicate.
     * @param predicate  the predicate to decorate, not null
     * @return the predicate
     * @throws IllegalArgumentException if the predicate is null
    public static Predicate getInstance(Predicate predicate) {
        if (predicate == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("Predicate must not be null");
        return new NotPredicate(predicate);

     * Constructor that performs no validation.
     * Use <code>getInstance if you want that.
     * @param predicate  the predicate to call after the null check
    public NotPredicate(Predicate predicate) {
        iPredicate = predicate;

     * Evaluates the predicate returning the opposite to the stored predicate.
     * @param object  the input object
     * @return true if predicate returns false
    public boolean evaluate(Object object) {
        return !(iPredicate.evaluate(object));

     * 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};


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