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Java » Collections Data Structure » SoftReferenceScreenshots 
Cache based on SoftReference
   
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// Revised from xmlbeans

import java.util.HashMap;
import java.lang.ref.SoftReference;

/**
 @author Cezar Andrei (cezar.andrei at bea.com)
 *         Date: Apr 26, 2005
 */
public class SoftCache
{
    private HashMap map = new HashMap();

    public Object get(Object key)
    {
        SoftReference softRef = (SoftReference)map.get(key);

        if (softRef==null)
            return null;

        return softRef.get();
    }

    public Object put(Object key, Object value)
    {
        SoftReference softRef = (SoftReference)map.put(key, new SoftReference(value));

        if (softRef==null)
            return null;

        Object oldValue = softRef.get();
        softRef.clear();

        return oldValue;
    }

    public Object remove(Object key)
    {
        SoftReference softRef = (SoftReference)map.remove(key);

        if (softRef==null)
            return null;

        Object oldValue = softRef.get();
        softRef.clear();

        return oldValue;
    }
}

   
    
    
  
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