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From joshelser <>
Subject [GitHub] accumulo pull request #244: Discuss ACCUMULO-3079: collapsing the iterator s...
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:18:46 GMT
Github user joshelser commented on a diff in the pull request:
    --- Diff: core/src/main/java/org/apache/accumulo/core/iterators/
    @@ -0,0 +1,80 @@
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    +package org.apache.accumulo.core.iterators;
    +import java.util.Collection;
    +import java.util.Map;
    + * A convenience class for implementing iterators that select, but do not modify, entries
read from a source iterator. Default implementations exist for all
    + * methods, but {@link #deepCopy} will throw an <code>UnsupportedOperationException</code>.
    + *
    + * This iterator has some checks in place to enforce the iterator contract. Specifically,
it verifies that it has a source iterator and that {@link #seek} has
    + * been called before any data is read. If either of these conditions does not hold true,
an <code>IllegalStateException</code> will be thrown. In particular,
    + * this means that <code>getSource().seek</code> and <code></code>
no longer perform identical actions. Implementors should take note of this and if
    + * <code>seek</code> is overridden, ensure that <code></code>
is called before data is read.
    + */
    +public abstract class ServerWrappingIterator implements SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value>
    +  protected final SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value> source;
    +  public ServerWrappingIterator(SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value> source) {
    +    this.source = source;
    +  }
    +  @Override
    +  public SortedKeyValueIterator<Key,Value> deepCopy(IteratorEnvironment env) {
    +    throw new UnsupportedOperationException();
    --- End diff --
    Why the decision to throw this exception and not let the compiler tell the user (at compile
time, not run time) that they need to implement this method?

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