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java.lang.Object java.util.Arrays
public class Arrays
This class contains various methods for manipulating arrays (such as sorting and searching). This class also contains a static factory that allows arrays to be viewed as lists.
The methods in this class all throw a NullPointerException if the specified array reference is null, except where noted.
The documentation for the methods contained in this class includes briefs description of the implementations. Such descriptions should be regarded as implementation notes, rather than parts of the specification. Implementors should feel free to substitute other algorithms, so long as the specification itself is adhered to. (For example, the algorithm used by sort(Object[]) does not have to be a mergesort, but it does have to be stable.)
This class is a member of the Java Collections Framework.
Comparable
,
Comparator
Method Summary  

static

asList(T... a)
Returns a fixedsize list backed by the specified array. 

static int 
binarySearch(byte[] a,
byte key)
Searches the specified array of bytes for the specified value using the binary search algorithm. 

static int 
binarySearch(char[] a,
char key)
Searches the specified array of chars for the specified value using the binary search algorithm. 

static int 
binarySearch(double[] a,
double key)
Searches the specified array of doubles for the specified value using the binary search algorithm. 

static int 
binarySearch(float[] a,
float key)
Searches the specified array of floats for the specified value using the binary search algorithm. 

static int 
binarySearch(int[] a,
int key)
Searches the specified array of ints for the specified value using the binary search algorithm. 

static int 
binarySearch(long[] a,
long key)
Searches the specified array of longs for the specified value using the binary search algorithm. 

static int 
binarySearch(Object[] a,
Object key)
Searches the specified array for the specified object using the binary search algorithm. 

static int 
binarySearch(short[] a,
short key)
Searches the specified array of shorts for the specified value using the binary search algorithm. 

static

binarySearch(T[] a,
T key,
Comparator<? super T> c)
Searches the specified array for the specified object using the binary search algorithm. 

static boolean 
deepEquals(Object[] a1,
Object[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays are deeply equal to one another. 

static int 
deepHashCode(Object[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the "deep contents" of the specified array. 

static String 
deepToString(Object[] a)
Returns a string representation of the "deep contents" of the specified array. 

static boolean 
equals(boolean[] a,
boolean[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of booleans are equal to one another. 

static boolean 
equals(byte[] a,
byte[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of bytes are equal to one another. 

static boolean 
equals(char[] a,
char[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of chars are equal to one another. 

static boolean 
equals(double[] a,
double[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of doubles are equal to one another. 

static boolean 
equals(float[] a,
float[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of floats are equal to one another. 

static boolean 
equals(int[] a,
int[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of ints are equal to one another. 

static boolean 
equals(long[] a,
long[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of longs are equal to one another. 

static boolean 
equals(Object[] a,
Object[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of Objects are equal to one another. 

static boolean 
equals(short[] a,
short[] a2)
Returns true if the two specified arrays of shorts are equal to one another. 

static void 
fill(boolean[] a,
boolean val)
Assigns the specified boolean value to each element of the specified array of booleans. 

static void 
fill(boolean[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
boolean val)
Assigns the specified boolean value to each element of the specified range of the specified array of booleans. 

static void 
fill(byte[] a,
byte val)
Assigns the specified byte value to each element of the specified array of bytes. 

static void 
fill(byte[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
byte val)
Assigns the specified byte value to each element of the specified range of the specified array of bytes. 

static void 
fill(char[] a,
char val)
Assigns the specified char value to each element of the specified array of chars. 

static void 
fill(char[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
char val)
Assigns the specified char value to each element of the specified range of the specified array of chars. 

static void 
fill(double[] a,
double val)
Assigns the specified double value to each element of the specified array of doubles. 

static void 
fill(double[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
double val)
Assigns the specified double value to each element of the specified range of the specified array of doubles. 

static void 
fill(float[] a,
float val)
Assigns the specified float value to each element of the specified array of floats. 

static void 
fill(float[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
float val)
Assigns the specified float value to each element of the specified range of the specified array of floats. 

static void 
fill(int[] a,
int val)
Assigns the specified int value to each element of the specified array of ints. 

static void 
fill(int[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
int val)
Assigns the specified int value to each element of the specified range of the specified array of ints. 

static void 
fill(long[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
long val)
Assigns the specified long value to each element of the specified range of the specified array of longs. 

static void 
fill(long[] a,
long val)
Assigns the specified long value to each element of the specified array of longs. 

static void 
fill(Object[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
Object val)
Assigns the specified Object reference to each element of the specified range of the specified array of Objects. 

static void 
fill(Object[] a,
Object val)
Assigns the specified Object reference to each element of the specified array of Objects. 

static void 
fill(short[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
short val)
Assigns the specified short value to each element of the specified range of the specified array of shorts. 

static void 
fill(short[] a,
short val)
Assigns the specified short value to each element of the specified array of shorts. 

static int 
hashCode(boolean[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static int 
hashCode(byte[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static int 
hashCode(char[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static int 
hashCode(double[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static int 
hashCode(float[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static int 
hashCode(int[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static int 
hashCode(long[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static int 
hashCode(Object[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static int 
hashCode(short[] a)
Returns a hash code based on the contents of the specified array. 

static void 
sort(byte[] a)
Sorts the specified array of bytes into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(byte[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of bytes into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(char[] a)
Sorts the specified array of chars into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(char[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of chars into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(double[] a)
Sorts the specified array of doubles into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(double[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of doubles into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(float[] a)
Sorts the specified array of floats into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(float[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of floats into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(int[] a)
Sorts the specified array of ints into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(int[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of ints into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(long[] a)
Sorts the specified array of longs into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(long[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of longs into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(Object[] a)
Sorts the specified array of objects into ascending order, according to the natural ordering of its elements. 

static void 
sort(Object[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of objects into ascending order, according to the natural ordering of its elements. 

static void 
sort(short[] a)
Sorts the specified array of shorts into ascending numerical order. 

static void 
sort(short[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of shorts into ascending numerical order. 

static

sort(T[] a,
Comparator<? super T> c)
Sorts the specified array of objects according to the order induced by the specified comparator. 

static

sort(T[] a,
int fromIndex,
int toIndex,
Comparator<? super T> c)
Sorts the specified range of the specified array of objects according to the order induced by the specified comparator. 

static String 
toString(boolean[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 

static String 
toString(byte[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 

static String 
toString(char[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 

static String 
toString(double[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 

static String 
toString(float[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 

static String 
toString(int[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 

static String 
toString(long[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 

static String 
toString(Object[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 

static String 
toString(short[] a)
Returns a string representation of the contents of the specified array. 
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object 

clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait 
Method Detail 

public static void sort(long[] a)
a
 the array to be sorted.public static void sort(long[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex)
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void sort(int[] a)
a
 the array to be sorted.public static void sort(int[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex)
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void sort(short[] a)
a
 the array to be sorted.public static void sort(short[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex)
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void sort(char[] a)
a
 the array to be sorted.public static void sort(char[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex)
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void sort(byte[] a)
a
 the array to be sorted.public static void sort(byte[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex)
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void sort(double[] a)
The <
relation does not provide a total order on
all floatingpoint values; although they are distinct numbers
0.0 == 0.0
is true
and a NaN value
compares neither less than, greater than, nor equal to any
floatingpoint value, even itself. To allow the sort to
proceed, instead of using the <
relation to
determine ascending numerical order, this method uses the total
order imposed by Double.compareTo(java.lang.Double)
. This ordering
differs from the <
relation in that
0.0
is treated as less than 0.0
and
NaN is considered greater than any other floatingpoint value.
For the purposes of sorting, all NaN values are considered
equivalent and equal.
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.public static void sort(double[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex)
The <
relation does not provide a total order on
all floatingpoint values; although they are distinct numbers
0.0 == 0.0
is true
and a NaN value
compares neither less than, greater than, nor equal to any
floatingpoint value, even itself. To allow the sort to
proceed, instead of using the <
relation to
determine ascending numerical order, this method uses the total
order imposed by Double.compareTo(java.lang.Double)
. This ordering
differs from the <
relation in that
0.0
is treated as less than 0.0
and
NaN is considered greater than any other floatingpoint value.
For the purposes of sorting, all NaN values are considered
equivalent and equal.
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void sort(float[] a)
The <
relation does not provide a total order on
all floatingpoint values; although they are distinct numbers
0.0f == 0.0f
is true
and a NaN value
compares neither less than, greater than, nor equal to any
floatingpoint value, even itself. To allow the sort to
proceed, instead of using the <
relation to
determine ascending numerical order, this method uses the total
order imposed by Float.compareTo(java.lang.Float)
. This ordering
differs from the <
relation in that
0.0f
is treated as less than 0.0f
and
NaN is considered greater than any other floatingpoint value.
For the purposes of sorting, all NaN values are considered
equivalent and equal.
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.public static void sort(float[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex)
The <
relation does not provide a total order on
all floatingpoint values; although they are distinct numbers
0.0f == 0.0f
is true
and a NaN value
compares neither less than, greater than, nor equal to any
floatingpoint value, even itself. To allow the sort to
proceed, instead of using the <
relation to
determine ascending numerical order, this method uses the total
order imposed by Float.compareTo(java.lang.Float)
. This ordering
differs from the <
relation in that
0.0f
is treated as less than 0.0f
and
NaN is considered greater than any other floatingpoint value.
For the purposes of sorting, all NaN values are considered
equivalent and equal.
The sorting algorithm is a tuned quicksort, adapted from Jon L. Bentley and M. Douglas McIlroy's "Engineering a Sort Function", SoftwarePractice and Experience, Vol. 23(11) P. 12491265 (November 1993). This algorithm offers n*log(n) performance on many data sets that cause other quicksorts to degrade to quadratic performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void sort(Object[] a)
This sort is guaranteed to be stable: equal elements will not be reordered as a result of the sort.
The sorting algorithm is a modified mergesort (in which the merge is omitted if the highest element in the low sublist is less than the lowest element in the high sublist). This algorithm offers guaranteed n*log(n) performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.
ClassCastException
 if the array contains elements that are not
mutually comparable (for example, strings and integers).Comparable
public static void sort(Object[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex)
This sort is guaranteed to be stable: equal elements will not be reordered as a result of the sort.
The sorting algorithm is a modified mergesort (in which the merge is omitted if the highest element in the low sublist is less than the lowest element in the high sublist). This algorithm offers guaranteed n*log(n) performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.length
ClassCastException
 if the array contains elements that are
not mutually comparable (for example, strings and
integers).Comparable
public static <T> void sort(T[] a, Comparator<? super T> c)
This sort is guaranteed to be stable: equal elements will not be reordered as a result of the sort.
The sorting algorithm is a modified mergesort (in which the merge is omitted if the highest element in the low sublist is less than the lowest element in the high sublist). This algorithm offers guaranteed n*log(n) performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.c
 the comparator to determine the order of the array. A
null value indicates that the elements' natural
ordering should be used.
ClassCastException
 if the array contains elements that are
not mutually comparable using the specified comparator.Comparator
public static <T> void sort(T[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, Comparator<? super T> c)
This sort is guaranteed to be stable: equal elements will not be reordered as a result of the sort.
The sorting algorithm is a modified mergesort (in which the merge is omitted if the highest element in the low sublist is less than the lowest element in the high sublist). This algorithm offers guaranteed n*log(n) performance.
a
 the array to be sorted.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
sorted.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be sorted.c
 the comparator to determine the order of the array. A
null value indicates that the elements' natural
ordering should be used.
ClassCastException
 if the array contains elements that are not
mutually comparable using the specified comparator.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthComparator
public static int binarySearch(long[] a, long key)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.
sort(long[])
public static int binarySearch(int[] a, int key)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.
sort(int[])
public static int binarySearch(short[] a, short key)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.
sort(short[])
public static int binarySearch(char[] a, char key)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.
sort(char[])
public static int binarySearch(byte[] a, byte key)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.
sort(byte[])
public static int binarySearch(double[] a, double key)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.
sort(double[])
public static int binarySearch(float[] a, float key)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.
sort(float[])
public static int binarySearch(Object[] a, Object key)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.
ClassCastException
 if the search key in not comparable to the
elements of the array.Comparable
,
sort(Object[])
public static <T> int binarySearch(T[] a, T key, Comparator<? super T> c)
a
 the array to be searched.key
 the value to be searched for.c
 the comparator by which the array is ordered. A
null value indicates that the elements' natural
ordering should be used.
ClassCastException
 if the array contains elements that are not
mutually comparable using the specified comparator,
or the search key in not mutually comparable with the
elements of the array using this comparator.Comparable
,
sort(Object[], Comparator)
public static boolean equals(long[] a, long[] a2)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
public static boolean equals(int[] a, int[] a2)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
public static boolean equals(short[] a, short[] a2)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
public static boolean equals(char[] a, char[] a2)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
public static boolean equals(byte[] a, byte[] a2)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
public static boolean equals(boolean[] a, boolean[] a2)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
public static boolean equals(double[] a, double[] a2)
Two doubles d1 and d2 are considered equal if:
new Double(d1).equals(new Double(d2))(Unlike the == operator, this method considers NaN equals to itself, and 0.0d unequal to 0.0d.)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
Double.equals(Object)
public static boolean equals(float[] a, float[] a2)
Two floats f1 and f2 are considered equal if:
new Float(f1).equals(new Float(f2))(Unlike the == operator, this method considers NaN equals to itself, and 0.0f unequal to 0.0f.)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
Float.equals(Object)
public static boolean equals(Object[] a, Object[] a2)
a
 one array to be tested for equality.a2
 the other array to be tested for equality.
public static void fill(long[] a, long val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(long[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, long val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void fill(int[] a, int val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(int[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, int val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void fill(short[] a, short val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(short[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, short val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void fill(char[] a, char val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(char[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, char val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void fill(byte[] a, byte val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(byte[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, byte val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void fill(boolean[] a, boolean val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(boolean[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, boolean val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void fill(double[] a, double val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(double[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, double val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void fill(float[] a, float val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(float[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, float val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static void fill(Object[] a, Object val)
a
 the array to be filled.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.public static void fill(Object[] a, int fromIndex, int toIndex, Object val)
a
 the array to be filled.fromIndex
 the index of the first element (inclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.toIndex
 the index of the last element (exclusive) to be
filled with the specified value.val
 the value to be stored in all elements of the array.
IllegalArgumentException
 if fromIndex > toIndex
ArrayIndexOutOfBoundsException
 if fromIndex < 0 or
toIndex > a.lengthpublic static <T> List<T> asList(T... a)
RandomAccess
.
This method also provides a convenient way to create a fixedsize list initialized to contain several elements:
Liststooges = Arrays.asList("Larry", "Moe", "Curly");
a
 the array by which the list will be backed.
Collection.toArray()
public static int hashCode(long[] a)
The value returned by this method is the same value that would be
obtained by invoking the hashCode
method on a List
containing a sequence of Long
instances representing the elements of a in the same order.
If a is null, this method returns 0.
a
 the array whose hash value to compute
public static int hashCode(int[] a)
The value returned by this method is the same value that would be
obtained by invoking the hashCode
method on a List
containing a sequence of Integer
instances representing the elements of a in the same order.
If a is null, this method returns 0.
a
 the array whose hash value to compute
public static int hashCode(short[] a)
The value returned by this method is the same value that would be
obtained by invoking the hashCode
method on a List
containing a sequence of Short
instances representing the elements of a in the same order.
If a is null, this method returns 0.
a
 the array whose hash value to compute
public static int hashCode(char[] a)
The value returned by this method is the same value that would be
obtained by invoking the hashCode
method on a List
containing a sequence of Character
instances representing the elements of a in the same order.
If a is null, this method returns 0.
a
 the array whose hash value to compute
public static int hashCode(byte[] a)
The value returned by this method is the same value that would be
obtained by invoking the hashCode
method on a List
containing a sequence of Byte
instances representing the elements of a in the same order.
If a is null, this method returns 0.
a
 the array whose hash value to compute
public static int hashCode(boolean[] a)
The value returned by this method is the same value that would be
obtained by invoking the hashCode
method on a List
containing a sequence of Boolean
instances representing the elements of a in the same order.
If a is null, this method returns 0.
a
 the array whose hash value to compute
public static int hashCode(float[] a)
The value returned by this method is the same value that would be
obtained by invoking the hashCode
method on a List
containing a sequence of Float
instances representing the elements of a in the same order.
If a is null, this method returns 0.
a
 the array whose hash value to compute
public static int hashCode(double[] a)
The value returned by this method is the same value that would be
obtained by invoking the hashCode
method on a List
containing a sequence of Double
instances representing the elements of a in the same order.
If a is null, this method returns 0.
a
 the array whose hash value to compute
public static int hashCode(Object[] a)
For any two arrays a and b such that Arrays.equals(a, b), it is also the case that Arrays.hashCode(a) == Arrays.hashCode(b).
The value returned by this method is equal to the value that would be returned by Arrays.asList(a).hashCode(), unless a is null, in which case 0 is returned.
a
 the array whose contentbased hash code to compute
deepHashCode(Object[])
public static int deepHashCode(Object[] a)
For any two arrays a and b such that Arrays.deepEquals(a, b), it is also the case that Arrays.deepHashCode(a) == Arrays.deepHashCode(b).
The computation of the value returned by this method is similar to
that of the value returned by List.hashCode()
on a list
containing the same elements as a in the same order, with one
difference: If an element e of a is itself an array,
its hash code is computed not by calling e.hashCode(), but as
by calling the appropriate overloading of Arrays.hashCode(e)
if e is an array of a primitive type, or as by calling
Arrays.deepHashCode(e) recursively if e is an array
of a reference type. If a is null, this method
returns 0.
a
 the array whose deepcontentbased hash code to compute
hashCode(Object[])
public static boolean deepEquals(Object[] a1, Object[] a2)
Two array references are considered deeply equal if both are null, or if they refer to arrays that contain the same number of elements and all corresponding pairs of elements in the two arrays are deeply equal.
Two possibly null elements e1 and e2 are deeply equal if any of the following conditions hold:
If either of the specified arrays contain themselves as elements either directly or indirectly through one or more levels of arrays, the behavior of this method is undefined.
a1
 one array to be tested for equalitya2
 the other array to be tested for equality
equals(Object[],Object[])
public static String toString(long[] a)
a
 the array whose string representation to return
public static String toString(int[] a)
a
 the array whose string representation to return
public static String toString(short[] a)
a
 the array whose string representation to return
public static String toString(char[] a)
a
 the array whose string representation to return
public static String toString(byte[] a)
a
 the array whose string representation to return
public static String toString(boolean[] a)
a
 the array whose string representation to return
public static String toString(float[] a)
a
 the array whose string representation to return
public static String toString(double[] a)
a
 the array whose string representation to return
public static String toString(Object[] a)
Object.toString()
method inherited from
Object, which describes their identities rather than
their contents.
The value returned by this method is equal to the value that would be returned by Arrays.asList(a).toString(), unless a is null, in which case "null" is returned.
a
 the array whose string representation to return
deepToString(Object[])
public static String deepToString(Object[] a)
The string representation consists of a list of the array's elements, enclosed in square brackets ("[]"). Adjacent elements are separated by the characters ", " (a comma followed by a space). Elements are converted to strings as by String.valueOf(Object), unless they are themselves arrays.
If an element e is an array of a primitive type, it is converted to a string as by invoking the appropriate overloading of Arrays.toString(e). If an element e is an array of a reference type, it is converted to a string as by invoking this method recursively.
To avoid infinite recursion, if the specified array contains itself as an element, or contains an indirect reference to itself through one or more levels of arrays, the selfreference is converted to the string "[...]". For example, an array containing only a reference to itself would be rendered as "[[...]]".
This method returns "null" if the specified array is null.
a
 the array whose string representation to return
toString(Object[])

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