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From scolebou...@apache.org
Subject cvs commit: jakarta-commons/collections/src/java/org/apache/commons/collections MultiMap.java
Date Sun, 24 Nov 2002 19:33:19 GMT
scolebourne    2002/11/24 11:33:19

  Modified:    collections/src/java/org/apache/commons/collections
                        MultiMap.java
  Log:
  Improve javadoc description of what a MultiMap is
  
  Revision  Changes    Path
  1.5       +30 -9     jakarta-commons/collections/src/java/org/apache/commons/collections/MultiMap.java
  
  Index: MultiMap.java
  ===================================================================
  RCS file: /home/cvs/jakarta-commons/collections/src/java/org/apache/commons/collections/MultiMap.java,v
  retrieving revision 1.4
  retrieving revision 1.5
  diff -u -r1.4 -r1.5
  --- MultiMap.java	12 Jun 2002 03:59:15 -0000	1.4
  +++ MultiMap.java	24 Nov 2002 19:33:19 -0000	1.5
  @@ -64,18 +64,39 @@
   
   /** 
    * This is simply a Map with slightly different semantics.
  - * Instead of returning an Object, it returns a Collection.
  - * So for example, you can put( key, new Integer(1) ); 
  - * and then a Object get( key ); will return you a Collection 
  - * instead of an Integer.
  - * Thus, this is simply a tag interface.
  + * <p>
  + * A <code>MultiMap</code> is a Map with slightly different semantics.
  + * Putting a value into the map will add the value to a Collection at that
  + * key. Getting a value will always return a Collection, holding all the
  + * values put to that key. This implementation uses an ArrayList as the 
  + * collection.
  + * <p>
  + * For example:
  + * <pre>
  + * MultiMap mhm = new MultiHashMap();
  + * mhm.put(key, "A");
  + * mhm.put(key, "B");
  + * mhm.put(key, "C");
  + * Collection coll = (Collection) mhm.get(key);</pre>
  + * <p>
  + * <code>coll</code> will be a list containing "A", "B", "C".
    *
    * @since 2.0
    * @author Christopher Berry
    * @author <a href="mailto:jstrachan@apache.org">James Strachan</a>
  + * @author Stephen Colebourne
    */
   public interface MultiMap extends Map {
       
  -    public Object remove( Object key, Object item );
  +    /**
  +     * Removes a specific value from map.
  +     * <p>
  +     * The item is removed from the collection mapped to the specified key.
  +     * 
  +     * @param key  the key to remove from
  +     * @param value  the value to remove
  +     * @return the value removed (which was passed in)
  +     */
  +    public Object remove(Object key, Object item);
      
   }
  
  
  

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