Class AbstractLinkedMap<K,V>

Type Parameters:
K - the type of the keys in this map
V - the type of the values in this map
All Implemented Interfaces:
Map<K,V>, Get<K,V>, IterableGet<K,V>, IterableMap<K,V>, OrderedMap<K,V>, Put<K,V>
Direct Known Subclasses:
LinkedMap, LRUMap

public abstract class AbstractLinkedMap<K,V> extends AbstractHashedMap<K,V> implements OrderedMap<K,V>
An abstract implementation of a hash-based map that links entries to create an ordered map and which provides numerous points for subclasses to override.

This class implements all the features necessary for a subclass linked hash-based map. Key-value entries are stored in instances of the LinkEntry class which can be overridden and replaced. The iterators can similarly be replaced, without the need to replace the KeySet, EntrySet and Values view classes.

Overridable methods are provided to change the default hashing behavior, and to change how entries are added to and removed from the map. Hopefully, all you need for unusual subclasses is here.

This implementation maintains order by original insertion, but subclasses may work differently. The OrderedMap interface is implemented to provide access to bidirectional iteration and extra convenience methods.

The orderedMapIterator() method provides direct access to a bidirectional iterator. The iterators from the other views can also be cast to OrderedIterator if required.

All the available iterators can be reset back to the start by casting to ResettableIterator and calling reset().

The implementation is also designed to be subclassed, with lots of useful methods exposed.