Interface ValueRange<T>

All Known Subinterfaces:
All Known Implementing Classes:
AbstractCountableValueRange, AbstractUncountableValueRange, BigDecimalValueRange, BigIntegerValueRange, BooleanValueRange, CompositeCountableValueRange, DoubleValueRange, EmptyValueRange, IntValueRange, ListValueRange, LongValueRange, NullableCountableValueRange, TemporalValueRange

public interface ValueRange<T>
A ValueRange is a set of a values for a PlanningVariable. These values might be stored in memory as a Collection (usually a List or Set), but if the values are numbers, they can also be stored in memory by their bounds to use less memory and provide more opportunities.

ValueRange is stateful. Prefer using CountableValueRange (which extends this interface) whenever possible. Implementations must be immutable.

See Also:
  • Method Details

    • isEmpty

      boolean isEmpty()
      In a CountableValueRange, this must be consistent with CountableValueRange.getSize().
      true if the range is empty
    • contains

      boolean contains(T value)
      value - sometimes null
      true if the ValueRange contains that value
    • createRandomIterator

      Iterator<T> createRandomIterator(Random workingRandom)
      Select in random order, but without shuffling the elements. Each element might be selected multiple times. Scales well because it does not require caching.
      workingRandom - never null, the Random to use when any random number is needed, so runs are reproducible.
      never null