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Description

fastutil provides a huge collection of specialized classes generated starting from a parameterized version; the classes are much more compact and much faster than the general ones. Please read the package documentation for more information.

The compiled code is contained in the jar file, and should be installed where you keep Java extensions. Note that the jar file is huge, due to the large number of classes: if you plan to ship your own jar with some fastutil classes included, you should look at AutoJar or similar tools to extract automatically the necessary classes.

You have to "make sources" to get the actual Java sources; finally, "ant jar" and "ant javadoc" will generate the jar file and the API documentation.

The Java sources are generated using a C preprocessor. The gencsource.sh script reads in a driver file, that is, a Java source that uses some preprocessor-defined symbols and some conditional compilation, and produces a (fake) C source, which includes the driver code and some definitions that customize the environment.

Code Quality Rank: L1
Programming language: Java
License: Apache License 2.0
Tags: High Performance    
Latest version: v8.3.1

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README

Welcome to fastutil

fastutil is a collection of type-specific Java classes that extend the Java Collections Framework by providing several containers, such as maps, sets, lists and prority queues, implementing the interfaces of the java.util package; it also provides big (64-bit) arrays, sets, lists, and fast, practical I/O classes for binary and text files.

fastutil provides a huge collection of specialized classes generated starting from a parameterized version; the classes are much more compact and much faster than the general ones. Please read the package documentation for more information.

Since version 8.5.4, fastutil is split into three jars for convenience:

  • fastutil-core.jar contains data structures based on integers, longs, doubles, and objects;

  • fastutil-extra.jar adds data structures based on references, bytes, and characters;

  • fastutil.jar adds the remaining data structures: booleans, shorts, and floats.

Each jar depends on the previous one.

You can also create a small, customized fastutil jar (which you can put in your repo, local maven repo, etc.) using the find-deps.sh shell script. It has mild prerequisites, as only the jdeps tool is required (bundled with JDK 8). It can be used to identify all fastutil classes your project uses and build a minimized jar only containing the necessary classes.

Building

First, you have to make sources to get the actual Java sources. After that, ant jar will generate a single jar file; ant javadoc will generate the API documentation; ant junit will run the unit tests.

If you want to obtain the three jars above, you have to run the script split.sh, and then ant osgi-rest.

The Java sources are generated using a C preprocessor. The gencsource.sh script reads in a driver file, that is, a Java source that uses some preprocessor-defined symbols and some conditional compilation, and produces a (fake) C source, which includes the driver code and some definitions that customize the environment.