Enum SolutionUpdatePolicy

All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Comparable<SolutionUpdatePolicy>

public enum SolutionUpdatePolicy extends Enum<SolutionUpdatePolicy>
To fully de-normalize a planning solution freshly loaded from persistent storage, two operations need to happen:
  • Variable listeners need to run, reading the state of all entities and computing values for their shadow variables.
  • Score needs to be calculated and stored on the planning solution.

Each of these operations has its own performance cost, and for certain use cases, only one of them may be actually necessary. Advanced users therefore get a choice of which to perform.

If unsure, pick UPDATE_ALL.

  • Enum Constant Details


      public static final SolutionUpdatePolicy UPDATE_ALL
      Combines the effects of UPDATE_SCORE_ONLY and UPDATE_SHADOW_VARIABLES_ONLY, in effect fully updating the solution.

      public static final SolutionUpdatePolicy UPDATE_SCORE_ONLY
      Calculates the score based on the entities in the solution, and writes it back to the solution. Does not trigger shadow variables; if score calculation requires shadow variable values, NullPointerException is likely to be thrown. To avoid this, use UPDATE_ALL instead.

      public static final SolutionUpdatePolicy UPDATE_SHADOW_VARIABLES_ONLY
      Runs variable listeners on all planning entities and problem facts, updates shadow variables. Does not update score; the solution will keep the current score, even if it is stale or null. To avoid this, use UPDATE_ALL instead.

      public static final SolutionUpdatePolicy NO_UPDATE
      Does not run anything. Improves performance during SolutionManager.explain(Object, SolutionUpdatePolicy), where the user can guarantee that the solution is already up to date. Otherwise serves no purpose.
  • Method Details

    • values

      public static SolutionUpdatePolicy[] values()
      Returns an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared.
      an array containing the constants of this enum type, in the order they are declared
    • valueOf

      public static SolutionUpdatePolicy valueOf(String name)
      Returns the enum constant of this type with the specified name. The string must match exactly an identifier used to declare an enum constant in this type. (Extraneous whitespace characters are not permitted.)
      name - the name of the enum constant to be returned.
      the enum constant with the specified name
      IllegalArgumentException - if this enum type has no constant with the specified name
      NullPointerException - if the argument is null
    • isScoreUpdateEnabled

      public boolean isScoreUpdateEnabled()
    • isShadowVariableUpdateEnabled

      public boolean isShadowVariableUpdateEnabled()