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12   * queues provide additional insertion, extraction, and inspection   * queues provide additional insertion, extraction, and inspection
13   * operations.  Each of these methods exists in two forms: one throws   * operations.  Each of these methods exists in two forms: one throws
14   * an exception if the operation fails, the other returns a special   * an exception if the operation fails, the other returns a special
15   * value (either <tt>null</tt> or <tt>false</tt>, depending on the   * value (either {@code null} or {@code false}, depending on the
16   * operation).  The latter form of the insert operation is designed   * operation).  The latter form of the insert operation is designed
17   * specifically for use with capacity-restricted <tt>Queue</tt>   * specifically for use with capacity-restricted {@code Queue}
18   * implementations; in most implementations, insert operations cannot   * implementations; in most implementations, insert operations cannot
19   * fail.   * fail.
20   *   *
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51   * element which would be removed by a call to {@link #remove() } or   * element which would be removed by a call to {@link #remove() } or
52   * {@link #poll()}.  In a FIFO queue, all new elements are inserted at   * {@link #poll()}.  In a FIFO queue, all new elements are inserted at
53   * the <em>tail</em> of the queue. Other kinds of queues may use   * the <em>tail</em> of the queue. Other kinds of queues may use
54   * different placement rules.  Every <tt>Queue</tt> implementation   * different placement rules.  Every {@code Queue} implementation
55   * must specify its ordering properties.   * must specify its ordering properties.
56   *   *
57   * <p>The {@link #offer offer} method inserts an element if possible,   * <p>The {@link #offer offer} method inserts an element if possible,
58   * otherwise returning <tt>false</tt>.  This differs from the {@link   * otherwise returning {@code false}.  This differs from the {@link
59   * java.util.Collection#add Collection.add} method, which can fail to   * java.util.Collection#add Collection.add} method, which can fail to
60   * add an element only by throwing an unchecked exception.  The   * add an element only by throwing an unchecked exception.  The
61   * <tt>offer</tt> method is designed for use when failure is a normal,   * {@code offer} method is designed for use when failure is a normal,
62   * rather than exceptional occurrence, for example, in fixed-capacity   * rather than exceptional occurrence, for example, in fixed-capacity
63   * (or &quot;bounded&quot;) queues.   * (or &quot;bounded&quot;) queues.
64   *   *
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66   * return the head of the queue.   * return the head of the queue.
67   * Exactly which element is removed from the queue is a   * Exactly which element is removed from the queue is a
68   * function of the queue's ordering policy, which differs from   * function of the queue's ordering policy, which differs from
69   * implementation to implementation. The <tt>remove()</tt> and   * implementation to implementation. The {@code remove()} and
70   * <tt>poll()</tt> methods differ only in their behavior when the   * {@code poll()} methods differ only in their behavior when the
71   * queue is empty: the <tt>remove()</tt> method throws an exception,   * queue is empty: the {@code remove()} method throws an exception,
72   * while the <tt>poll()</tt> method returns <tt>null</tt>.   * while the {@code poll()} method returns {@code null}.
73   *   *
74   * <p>The {@link #element()} and {@link #peek()} methods return, but do   * <p>The {@link #element()} and {@link #peek()} methods return, but do
75   * not remove, the head of the queue.   * not remove, the head of the queue.
76   *   *
77   * <p>The <tt>Queue</tt> interface does not define the <i>blocking queue   * <p>The {@code Queue} interface does not define the <i>blocking queue
78   * methods</i>, which are common in concurrent programming.  These methods,   * methods</i>, which are common in concurrent programming.  These methods,
79   * which wait for elements to appear or for space to become available, are   * which wait for elements to appear or for space to become available, are
80   * defined in the {@link java.util.concurrent.BlockingQueue} interface, which   * defined in the {@link java.util.concurrent.BlockingQueue} interface, which
81   * extends this interface.   * extends this interface.
82   *   *
83   * <p><tt>Queue</tt> implementations generally do not allow insertion   * <p>{@code Queue} implementations generally do not allow insertion
84   * of <tt>null</tt> elements, although some implementations, such as   * of {@code null} elements, although some implementations, such as
85   * {@link LinkedList}, do not prohibit insertion of <tt>null</tt>.   * {@link LinkedList}, do not prohibit insertion of {@code null}.
86   * Even in the implementations that permit it, <tt>null</tt> should   * Even in the implementations that permit it, {@code null} should
87   * not be inserted into a <tt>Queue</tt>, as <tt>null</tt> is also   * not be inserted into a {@code Queue}, as {@code null} is also
88   * used as a special return value by the <tt>poll</tt> method to   * used as a special return value by the {@code poll} method to
89   * indicate that the queue contains no elements.   * indicate that the queue contains no elements.
90   *   *
91   * <p><tt>Queue</tt> implementations generally do not define   * <p>{@code Queue} implementations generally do not define
92   * element-based versions of methods <tt>equals</tt> and   * element-based versions of methods {@code equals} and
93   * <tt>hashCode</tt> but instead inherit the identity based versions   * {@code hashCode} but instead inherit the identity based versions
94   * from class <tt>Object</tt>, because element-based equality is not   * from class {@code Object}, because element-based equality is not
95   * always well-defined for queues with the same elements but different   * always well-defined for queues with the same elements but different
96   * ordering properties.   * ordering properties.
97   *   *
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116      /**      /**
117       * Inserts the specified element into this queue if it is possible to do so       * Inserts the specified element into this queue if it is possible to do so
118       * immediately without violating capacity restrictions, returning       * immediately without violating capacity restrictions, returning
119       * <tt>true</tt> upon success and throwing an <tt>IllegalStateException</tt>       * {@code true} upon success and throwing an {@code IllegalStateException}
120       * if no space is currently available.       * if no space is currently available.
121       *       *
122       * @param e the element to add       * @param e the element to add
123       * @return <tt>true</tt> (as specified by {@link Collection#add})       * @return {@code true} (as specified by {@link Collection#add})
124       * @throws IllegalStateException if the element cannot be added at this       * @throws IllegalStateException if the element cannot be added at this
125       *         time due to capacity restrictions       *         time due to capacity restrictions
126       * @throws ClassCastException if the class of the specified element       * @throws ClassCastException if the class of the specified element
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140       * by throwing an exception.       * by throwing an exception.
141       *       *
142       * @param e the element to add       * @param e the element to add
143       * @return <tt>true</tt> if the element was added to this queue, else       * @return {@code true} if the element was added to this queue, else
144       *         <tt>false</tt>       *         {@code false}
145       * @throws ClassCastException if the class of the specified element       * @throws ClassCastException if the class of the specified element
146       *         prevents it from being added to this queue       *         prevents it from being added to this queue
147       * @throws NullPointerException if the specified element is null and       * @throws NullPointerException if the specified element is null and
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163    
164      /**      /**
165       * Retrieves and removes the head of this queue,       * Retrieves and removes the head of this queue,
166       * or returns <tt>null</tt> if this queue is empty.       * or returns {@code null} if this queue is empty.
167       *       *
168       * @return the head of this queue, or <tt>null</tt> if this queue is empty       * @return the head of this queue, or {@code null} if this queue is empty
169       */       */
170      E poll();      E poll();
171    
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181    
182      /**      /**
183       * Retrieves, but does not remove, the head of this queue,       * Retrieves, but does not remove, the head of this queue,
184       * or returns <tt>null</tt> if this queue is empty.       * or returns {@code null} if this queue is empty.
185       *       *
186       * @return the head of this queue, or <tt>null</tt> if this queue is empty       * @return the head of this queue, or {@code null} if this queue is empty
187       */       */
188      E peek();      E peek();
189  }  }

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