Groovy 2.2.1

groovy.transform
[Java] Annotation Type WithWriteLock

java.lang.Object
  groovy.transform.WithWriteLock

@Retention(RetentionPolicy.SOURCE)
@Target({ElementType.METHOD})
@GroovyASTTransformationClass("org.codehaus.groovy.transform.ReadWriteLockASTTransformation")
public @interface WithWriteLock

This annotation is used in conjunction with WithReadLock to support read and write synchronization on a method.

To use this annotation, declare @WithWriteLock on your method. The method may be either an instance method or a static method. The resulting method will allow only one thread access to the method at a time, and will wait to access the method until any other read locks have been released.

This annotation is a declarative wrapper around the JDK's java.util.concurrent.locks.ReentrantReadWriteLock. Objects containing this annotation will have a ReentrantReadWriteLock field named $reentrantLock added to the class, and method access is protected by the lock. If the method is static then the field is static and named $REENTRANTLOCK.

The annotation takes an optional parameter for the name of the field. This field must exist on the class and must be of type ReentrantReadWriteLock.

To understand how this annotation works, it is convenient to think in terms of the source code it replaces. The following is a typical usage of this annotation from Groovy:

 import groovy.transform.*;

 public class ResourceProvider {

     private final Map<String, String> data = new HashMap<String, String>();

    @WithReadLock
     public String getResource(String key) throws Exception {
             return data.get(key);
     }

    @WithWriteLock
     public void refresh() throws Exception {
             //reload the resources into memory
     }
 }
 
As part of the Groovy compiler, code resembling this is produced:
 import java.util.concurrent.locks.ReentrantReadWriteLock;
 import java.util.concurrent.locks.ReadWriteLock;

 public class ResourceProvider {

     private final ReadWriteLock $reentrantlock = new ReentrantReadWriteLock();
     private final Map<String, String> data = new HashMap<String, String>();

     public String getResource(String key) throws Exception {
         $reentrantlock.readLock().lock();
         try {
             return data.get(key);
         } finally {
             $reentrantlock.readLock().unlock();
         }
     }

     public void refresh() throws Exception {
         $reentrantlock.writeLock().lock();
         try {
             //reload the resources into memory
         } finally {
             $reentrantlock.writeLock().unlock();
         }
     }
 }
 
Authors:
Hamlet D'Arcy
Since:
1.8.0


 
Optional Element Summary
java.lang.String value

Returns:
if a user specified lock object with the given name should be used the lock object must exist.

 
Method Summary
 
Methods inherited from class Object
wait, wait, wait, equals, toString, hashCode, getClass, notify, notifyAll
 

Element Detail

value

public String value
@default ""
Returns:
if a user specified lock object with the given name should be used the lock object must exist. If the annotated method is static then the lock object must be static. If the annotated method is not static then the lock object must not be static.


 

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