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Java example source code file (FailableCache.java)

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The FailableCache.java Java example source code

 * Copyright (C) 2008 Google Inc.
 * Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License");
 * you may not use this file except in compliance with the License.
 * You may obtain a copy of the License at
 * http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0
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package com.google.inject.internal;

import com.google.common.cache.CacheBuilder;
import com.google.common.cache.CacheLoader;
import com.google.common.cache.LoadingCache;

 * Lazily creates (and caches) values for keys. If creating the value fails (with errors), an
 * exception is thrown on retrieval.
 * @author jessewilson@google.com (Jesse Wilson)
public abstract class FailableCache<K, V> {
  private final LoadingCache<K, Object> delegate = CacheBuilder.newBuilder().build(
      new CacheLoader<K, Object>() {
        public Object load(K key) {
          Errors errors = new Errors();
          V result = null;
          try {
            result = FailableCache.this.create(key, errors);
          } catch (ErrorsException e) {
          return errors.hasErrors() ? errors : result;

  protected abstract V create(K key, Errors errors) throws ErrorsException;
  public V get(K key, Errors errors) throws ErrorsException {
    Object resultOrError = delegate.getUnchecked(key);
    if (resultOrError instanceof Errors) {
      errors.merge((Errors) resultOrError);
      throw errors.toException();
    } else {
      @SuppressWarnings("unchecked") // create returned a non-error result, so this is safe
      V result = (V) resultOrError;
      return result;
  boolean remove(K key) {
    return delegate.asMap().remove(key) != null;

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