org.apache.commons.lang

Class ObjectUtils.Null

Enclosing Class:
ObjectUtils
Implemented Interfaces:
Serializable

public static class ObjectUtils.Null
extends Object
implements Serializable

Class used as a null placeholder where null has another meaning.

For example, in a HashMap the HashMap.get(Object) method returns null if the Map contains null or if there is no matching key. The Null placeholder can be used to distinguish between these two cases.

Another example is Hashtable, where null cannot be stored.

See Also:
Serialized Form

Method Summary

Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object

clone, equals, extends Object> getClass, finalize, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait