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TransportableConverter.java

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package org.apache.vinci.transport.util;

import java.io.ByteArrayInputStream;
import java.io.ByteArrayOutputStream;
import java.io.IOException;

import org.apache.vinci.debug.FatalException;
import org.apache.vinci.transport.Transportable;
import org.apache.vinci.transport.TransportableFactory;

/**
 * Provides utility method for converting between differing transportable types.
 */
00033 public class TransportableConverter {

  /**
   * Utility class -- not meant to be instantiated.
   */
00038   private TransportableConverter() {
  }

  /**
   * Convert a transportable to the type of transportable returned by a factory.
   * 
   * @param convert_me
   *          The transportable to get converted. Must implement toStream().
   * @param factory
   *          The factory used to create the return Transportable, which must implement
   *          fromStream().
   * 
   * @pre convert_me != null
   * @pre factory != null
   */
00053   static public Transportable convert(Transportable convert_me, TransportableFactory factory) {
    Transportable return_me = factory.makeTransportable();
    convert(convert_me, return_me);
    return return_me;
  }

  /**
   * Copy the contents of one transportable into the other transportable.
   * 
   * @param convert_me
   *          The transportable to get converted. Must implement toStream().
   * @param into_me
   *          The transportable to get populated. Must implement fromStream().
   * 
   * @pre convert_me != null
   * @pre into_me != null
   */
00070   static public void convert(Transportable convert_me, Transportable into_me) {
    try {
      ByteArrayOutputStream byte_out = new ByteArrayOutputStream();
      try {
        convert_me.toStream(byte_out);
      } finally {
        byte_out.close();
      }
      ByteArrayInputStream byte_in = new ByteArrayInputStream(byte_out.toByteArray());
      try {
        byte_out = null; // allow GC
        into_me.fromStream(byte_in);
      } finally {
        byte_in.close();
      }
    } catch (IOException e) {
      throw new FatalException(e); // this should not arise.
    }
  }

} // class

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