public final class

Objects

extends Object
java.lang.Object
   ↳ com.facebook.common.internal.Objects

Class Overview

Helper functions that can operate on any Object.

See the Guava User Guide on writing Object methods with Objects.

Summary

Nested Classes
class Objects.ToStringHelper Support class for toStringHelper(Class)
Public Methods
static boolean equal(Object a, Object b)
Determines whether two possibly-null objects are equal.
static <T> T firstNonNull(T first, T second)
Returns the first of two given parameters that is not null, if either is, or otherwise throws a NullPointerException.
static int hashCode(Object... objects)
Generates a hash code for multiple values.
static Objects.ToStringHelper toStringHelper(String className)
Creates an instance of Objects.ToStringHelper in the same manner as toStringHelper(Object), but using className instead of using an instance's getClass().
static Objects.ToStringHelper toStringHelper(Object self)
Creates an instance of Objects.ToStringHelper.
static Objects.ToStringHelper toStringHelper(Class<?> clazz)
Creates an instance of Objects.ToStringHelper in the same manner as toStringHelper(Object), but using the name of clazz instead of using an instance's getClass().
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Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object

Public Methods

public static boolean equal (Object a, Object b)

Determines whether two possibly-null objects are equal. Returns:

  • true if a and b are both null.
  • true if a and b are both non-null and they are equal according to equals(Object).
  • false in all other situations.

This assumes that any non-null objects passed to this function conform to the equals() contract.

public static T firstNonNull (T first, T second)

Returns the first of two given parameters that is not null, if either is, or otherwise throws a NullPointerException.

Note: if first is represented as an Optional, this can be accomplished with Optional#or(Object) first.or(second). That approach also allows for lazy evaluation of the fallback instance, using Optional#or(Supplier) first.or(Supplier).

Returns
  • first if first is not null, or second if first is null and second is not null
Throws
NullPointerException if both first and second were null

public static int hashCode (Object... objects)

Generates a hash code for multiple values. The hash code is generated by calling hashCode(Object[]). Note that array arguments to this method, with the exception of a single Object array, do not get any special handling; their hash codes are based on identity and not contents.

This is useful for implementing hashCode(). For example, in an object that has three properties, x, y, and z, one could write:

   public int hashCode() {
     return Objects.hashCode(getX(), getY(), getZ());
   }

Warning: When a single object is supplied, the returned hash code does not equal the hash code of that object.

public static Objects.ToStringHelper toStringHelper (String className)

Creates an instance of Objects.ToStringHelper in the same manner as toStringHelper(Object), but using className instead of using an instance's getClass().

Parameters
className the name of the instance type

public static Objects.ToStringHelper toStringHelper (Object self)

Creates an instance of Objects.ToStringHelper.

This is helpful for implementing toString(). Specification by example:

   // Returns "ClassName{"
   Objects.toStringHelper(this)
       .toString();

   // Returns "ClassName{x=1}"
   Objects.toStringHelper(this)
       .add("x", 1)
       .toString();

   // Returns "MyObject{x=1}"
   Objects.toStringHelper("MyObject")
       .add("x", 1)
       .toString();

   // Returns "ClassName{x=1, y=foo}"
   Objects.toStringHelper(this)
       .add("x", 1)
       .add("y", "foo")
       .toString();

   // Returns "ClassName{x=1}"
   Objects.toStringHelper(this)
       .omitNullValues()
       .add("x", 1)
       .add("y", null)
       .toString();
   }}

Note that in GWT, class names are often obfuscated.

Parameters
self the object to generate the string for (typically this), used only for its class name

public static Objects.ToStringHelper toStringHelper (Class<?> clazz)

Creates an instance of Objects.ToStringHelper in the same manner as toStringHelper(Object), but using the name of clazz instead of using an instance's getClass().

Note that in GWT, class names are often obfuscated.

Parameters
clazz the Class of the instance