org.apache.xml.utils
Class SuballocatedByteVector

java.lang.Object
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public class SuballocatedByteVector
extends java.lang.Object

A very simple table that stores a list of byte. Very similar API to our IntVector class (same API); different internal storage. This version uses an array-of-arrays solution. Read/write access is thus a bit slower than the simple IntVector, and basic storage is a trifle higher due to the top-level array -- but appending is O(1) fast rather than O(N**2) slow, which will swamp those costs in situations where long vectors are being built up. Known issues: Some methods are private because they haven't yet been tested properly. If an element has not been set (because we skipped it), its value will initially be 0. Shortening the vector does not clear old storage; if you then skip values and setElementAt a higher index again, you may see old data reappear in the truncated-and-restored section. Doing anything else would have performance costs.

Usage:
**For internal use only**

Constructor Summary
SuballocatedByteVector()
          Default constructor.
SuballocatedByteVector(int blocksize)
          Construct a ByteVector, using the given block size.
SuballocatedByteVector(int blocksize, int increaseSize)
          Construct a ByteVector, using the given block size.
 
Method Summary
 void addElement(byte value)
          Append a byte onto the vector.
 byte elementAt(int i)
          Get the nth element.
 int indexOf(byte elem)
          Searches for the first occurence of the given argument, beginning the search at index, and testing for equality using the equals method.
 int indexOf(byte elem, int index)
          Searches for the first occurence of the given argument, beginning the search at index, and testing for equality using the equals method.
 void removeAllElements()
          Wipe it out.
 void setElementAt(byte value, int at)
          Sets the component at the specified index of this vector to be the specified object.
 int size()
          Get the length of the list.
 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
equals, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
 

Constructor Detail

SuballocatedByteVector

public SuballocatedByteVector()
Default constructor. Note that the default block size is very small, for small lists.

SuballocatedByteVector

public SuballocatedByteVector(int blocksize)
Construct a ByteVector, using the given block size.
Parameters:
blocksize - Size of block to allocate

SuballocatedByteVector

public SuballocatedByteVector(int blocksize,
                              int increaseSize)
Construct a ByteVector, using the given block size.
Parameters:
blocksize - Size of block to allocate
Method Detail

size

public int size()
Get the length of the list.
Returns:
length of the list

addElement

public void addElement(byte value)
Append a byte onto the vector.
Parameters:
value - Byte to add to the list

removeAllElements

public void removeAllElements()
Wipe it out.

setElementAt

public void setElementAt(byte value,
                         int at)
Sets the component at the specified index of this vector to be the specified object. The previous component at that position is discarded. The index must be a value greater than or equal to 0 and less than the current size of the vector.
Parameters:
value -  
at - Index of where to set the object

elementAt

public byte elementAt(int i)
Get the nth element. This is often at the innermost loop of an application, so performance is critical.
Parameters:
i - index of value to get
Returns:
value at given index. If that value wasn't previously set, the result is undefined for performance reasons. It may throw an exception (see below), may return zero, or (if setSize has previously been used) may return stale data.
Throws:
java.lang.ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException - if the index was _clearly_ unreasonable (negative, or past the highest block).
java.lang.NullPointerException - if the index points to a block that could have existed (based on the highest index used) but has never had anything set into it. %REVIEW% Could add a catch to create the block in that case, or return 0. Try/Catch is _supposed_ to be nearly free when not thrown to. Do we believe that? Should we have a separate safeElementAt?

indexOf

public int indexOf(byte elem,
                   int index)
Searches for the first occurence of the given argument, beginning the search at index, and testing for equality using the equals method.
Parameters:
elem - object to look for
index - Index of where to begin search
Returns:
the index of the first occurrence of the object argument in this vector at position index or later in the vector; returns -1 if the object is not found.

indexOf

public int indexOf(byte elem)
Searches for the first occurence of the given argument, beginning the search at index, and testing for equality using the equals method.
Parameters:
elem - object to look for
Returns:
the index of the first occurrence of the object argument in this vector at position index or later in the vector; returns -1 if the object is not found.


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