What methods should go into a java.util.Objects class in JDK 7?

Paul Benedict pbenedict at apache.org
Sun Nov 15 01:28:07 UTC 2009

I would like to propose adding this method:

 * Selects the object if not {@code null}; otherwise fallsback to the
 * specified default object.
 * @param object the object to test
 * @param defaultObject the default object
 * @return the object if not {@code null}; otherwise the default object
public static Object defaultIfNull(Object object, Object defaultObject) {
    return (object != null) ? object : defaultObject;


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