jsr166y

• All Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable, Future<V>

```public abstract class RecursiveTask<V>
A recursive result-bearing `ForkJoinTask`.

For a classic example, here is a task computing Fibonacci numbers:

``` ```class Fibonacci extends RecursiveTask<Integer> {
final int n;
Fibonacci(int n) { this.n = n; }
protected Integer compute() {
if (n <= 1)
return n;
Fibonacci f1 = new Fibonacci(n - 1);
f1.fork();
Fibonacci f2 = new Fibonacci(n - 2);
return f2.compute() + f1.join();
}
}``````
However, besides being a dumb way to compute Fibonacci functions (there is a simple fast linear algorithm that you'd use in practice), this is likely to perform poorly because the smallest subtasks are too small to be worthwhile splitting up. Instead, as is the case for nearly all fork/join applications, you'd pick some minimum granularity size (for example 10 here) for which you always sequentially solve rather than subdividing.
Since:
1.7
Author:
Doug Lea
Serialized Form
• ### Constructor Summary

Constructors
Constructor and Description
`RecursiveTask()`
• ### Method Summary

Methods
Modifier and Type Method and Description
`protected abstract V` `compute()`
The main computation performed by this task.
`protected boolean` `exec()`
`V` `getRawResult()`
Returns the result that would be returned by `ForkJoinTask.join()`, even if this task completed abnormally, or `null` if this task is not known to have been completed.
`protected void` `setRawResult(V value)`
Forces the given value to be returned as a result.
• ### Methods inherited from class jsr166y.ForkJoinTask

`adapt, adapt, adapt, cancel, compareAndSetForkJoinTaskTag, complete, completeExceptionally, fork, get, get, getException, getForkJoinTaskTag, getPool, getQueuedTaskCount, getSurplusQueuedTaskCount, helpQuiesce, inForkJoinPool, invoke, invokeAll, invokeAll, invokeAll, isCancelled, isCompletedAbnormally, isCompletedNormally, isDone, join, peekNextLocalTask, pollNextLocalTask, pollTask, quietlyComplete, quietlyInvoke, quietlyJoin, reinitialize, setForkJoinTaskTag, tryUnfork`
• ### Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

`clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait`
• ### Constructor Detail

`public RecursiveTask()`
• ### Method Detail

• #### compute

`protected abstract V compute()`
The main computation performed by this task.
• #### getRawResult

`public final V getRawResult()`
Description copied from class: `ForkJoinTask`
Returns the result that would be returned by `ForkJoinTask.join()`, even if this task completed abnormally, or `null` if this task is not known to have been completed. This method is designed to aid debugging, as well as to support extensions. Its use in any other context is discouraged.
Specified by:
`getRawResult` in class `ForkJoinTask<V>`
Returns:
the result, or `null` if not completed
• #### setRawResult

`protected final void setRawResult(V value)`
Description copied from class: `ForkJoinTask`
Forces the given value to be returned as a result. This method is designed to support extensions, and should not in general be called otherwise.
Specified by:
`setRawResult` in class `ForkJoinTask<V>`
Parameters:
`value` - the value
• #### exec

`protected final boolean exec()`
`exec` in class `ForkJoinTask<V>`
`true` if this task is known to have completed normally