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From Stefan Bodewig <>
Subject Re: [1/2] ant git commit: Deprecate CollectionUtils and Enumerations; reduce explicit use of Enumeration
Date Sun, 20 May 2018 14:08:02 GMT
On 2018-05-20, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:

> 2018-05-18 16:51 GMT+02:00 Stefan Bodewig <>:

>> On 2018-05-18, Gintautas Grigelionis wrote:

>>> I believe that Streams API can at least implement the logic run by an
>>> original Enumeration in a more concise way, or provide more powerful
>> idioms.
>>> That IMO makes it worth the while to investigate the Streams
>> alternatives.

>> I agree to do that as soon as we want to change the code to do something
>> that wants to use said idioms. I don't really see a reason to change the
>> code before that point in time.

>>> In the process I also found out that other iterators could be used in a
>>> more efficient way, or that there is a redundant object construction
>> going
>>> on.
>>> If you wish, I may spend some time to describe the changes I introduced,
>>> and maybe then we could discuss the their merits.

>> Let's use the concrete example that raised Maarten's email. In
>> ZipScanner we've gone from

>>             Enumeration<ZipEntry> e = zf.getEntries();
>>             while (e.hasMoreElements()) {
>>                 ZipEntry entry = e.nextElement();

>> to

>>             StreamUtils.enumerationAsStream(zf.getEntries()).forEach(entry
>> -> {

>> the Enumeration instance is created in both cases. What is the benfit
>> for the ZipScanner class right now?

> FWIW, the original java.util.ZipFile has a stream() that is based on an
> iterator since Java 8 [1].
> What is the reason for adding that method if Enumeration is so much better?
> ;-)
> I dare say, the benefit is that streams are parallelizable.

I'm afraid you misunderstood my question. I didn't ask why streams may
be preferable over Enumerations when you write new code or change
existing code. I was asking how does this benefit the existing code
right now when there is no other change at all.


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