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package org.apache.commons.io.comparator;

import java.io.Serializable;
import java.util.Comparator;

/**
 * Reverses the result of comparing two objects using
 * the delegate {@link Comparator}.
 *
 * @version $Revision: 609243 $ $Date: 2008-01-06 00:30:42 +0000 (Sun, 06 Jan 2008) $
 * @since Commons IO 1.4
 */
class ReverseComparator implements Comparator, Serializable {

    private final Comparator delegate;

    /**
     * Construct an instance with the sepecified delegate {@link Comparator}.
     *
     * @param delegate The comparator to delegate to
     */
    public ReverseComparator(Comparator delegate) {
        if (delegate == null) {
            throw new IllegalArgumentException("Delegate comparator is missing");
        }
        this.delegate = delegate;
    }

    /**
     * Compare using the delegate Comparator, but reversing the result.
     * 
     * @param obj1 The first object to compare
     * @param obj2 The second object to compare
     * @return the result from the delegate {@link Comparator#compare(Object, Object)}
     * reversing the value (i.e. positive becomes negative and vice versa)
     */
    public int compare(Object obj1, Object obj2) {
        return delegate.compare(obj2, obj1); // parameters switched round
    }

}
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