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Concatenates the content of two enumerations into one.

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import java.util.ArrayList;
import java.util.Collections;
import java.util.Enumeration;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.NoSuchElementException;

 * @since 4.37
 * @author Jaroslav Tulach

public class Utils {
   * Concatenates the content of two enumerations into one.
   * Until the
   * end of <code>en1</code> is reached its elements are being served.
   * As soon as the <code>en1</code> has no more elements, the content
   * of <code>en2</code> is being returned.
   * @param en1 first enumeration
   * @param en2 second enumeration
   * @return enumeration
  public static <T> Enumeration<T> concat(Enumeration<? extends T> en1, Enumeration<? extends T> en2) {
      ArrayList<Enumeration<? extends T>> two = new ArrayList<Enumeration<? extends T>>();
      return new SeqEn<T>(Collections.enumeration(two));

class SeqEn<T> extends Object implements Enumeration<T> {
  /** enumeration of Enumerations */
  private Enumeration<? extends Enumeration<? extends T>> en;

  /** current enumeration */
  private Enumeration<? extends T> current;

  /** is {@link #current} up-to-date and has more elements?
  * The combination <CODE>current == null</CODE> and
  * <CODE>checked == true means there are no more elements
  * in this enumeration.
  private boolean checked = false;

  /** Constructs new enumeration from already existing. The elements
  * of <CODE>en</CODE> should be also enumerations. The resulting
  * enumeration contains elements of such enumerations.
  * @param en enumeration of Enumerations that should be sequenced
  public SeqEn(Enumeration<? extends Enumeration <? extends T>> en) {
      this.en = en;

  /** Ensures that current enumeration is set. If there aren't more
  * elements in the Enumerations, sets the field <CODE>current</CODE> to null.
  private void ensureCurrent() {
      while ((current == null) || !current.hasMoreElements()) {
          if (en.hasMoreElements()) {
              current = en.nextElement();
          } else {
              // no next valid enumeration
              current = null;


  /** @return true if we have more elements */
  public boolean hasMoreElements() {
      if (!checked) {
          checked = true;

      return current != null;

  /** @return next element
  * @exception NoSuchElementException if there is no next element
  public T nextElement() {
      if (!checked) {

      if (current != null) {
          checked = false;

          return current.nextElement();
      } else {
          checked = true;
          throw new java.util.NoSuchElementException();


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