Any chance to see EnumSet implement SortedSet in JDK8?
forax at univ-mlv.fr
Fri Aug 12 05:18:46 PDT 2011
On 08/12/2011 01:03 AM, Joe Darcy wrote:
> On 8/11/2011 1:56 PM, Rémi Forax wrote:
>> On 08/11/2011 10:19 PM, assembling signals wrote:
>>> Hello, community!
>>> Enum does implement Comparable, while EnumSet does NOT implement
>>> SortedSet and EnumMap doesn NOT implement SortedMap.
>>> Should I file a bug report (RFE), would there be a chance to see
>>> this being implemented in JDK8?
>> I've asked the same question with NavigableSet/Map during the JDK6
>> so you should find the answer by Doug Lea on the concurrency-interest
>> concurrency-interest at cs.oswego.edu
>> Furthermore, you can't retrofit EnumSet to implement SortedSet
>> (an interface that already exists)
>> because since 1.5, a lot of code was written and some may rely on
>> the fact that EnumSet doesn't implement SortedSet.
> Actually, that is not the sort of compatibility contract we usually
> worry about enforcing over time. For example, in JDK 7 I retrofitted
> the java.io.Closeable interface to several long-standing classes with
> close methods that were not retrofitted before.
Hi Joe, I disagree,
SortedSet is not Closeable.
It's not rare to use instanceof to check the interface implemented by a
to guarantee the complexity of an algorithm.
It's a common trick, and there is no better alternative.
Most operations on an EnumSet are done in O(1),
most implementations of SortedSet offers operations that are done in
If you retrofit EnumSet to implement SortedSet, the risk to change the
of an existing algorithm is far from negligible.
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