Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Mon Mar 11 02:04:58 PDT 2013

On Mar 10, 2013, at 3:15 PM, Doug Lea <dl at cs.oswego.edu> wrote:
> IMMUTABLE: The structure and elements cannot change during traversal.
> [Other] Any change in structure and/or elements represents a usage error,
> in which case the Spliterator is expected to have a documented course
> of action upon any detected change (normally a best-effort ConcurrentModificationException check).
> Now, whether an IMMUTABLE spliterator arises because the source is
> immutable (for example a raw input stream) or because it
> is a snapshot (for example CopyOnWriteArrayList) doesn't matter.

An example of the former are the Spliterators for ranges (which also happen to report DISTINCT, and SORTED when step > 0). 


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