@ExperimentalApi public class


extends Object
implements Supplier<T> Supplier<T> Serializable
   ↳ com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentReference<T>


This class is considered usable by external developers but its contracts have not stabilized.

Experimental APIs may be changed at any time before being marked @Internal or @PublicApi.

Class Overview

Provides a way to obtain a dependency that cannot be injected due to a circular reference and without having to make numerous explicit calls to ComponentAccessor.

Note that this is both serializable and thread-safe. However, it will only resolve components that were registered with the component class provided in the constructor; you can not specify some other interface as with getComponentOfType(Class) or reference OSGi services as with getOSGiComponentInstanceOfType(Class). This is a good thing; you should be using the proper registration key, anyway.

Unlike LazyReference, the get() method may be re-entered and multiple threads are permitted to resolve the reference if necessary. On the other hand, it also cannot deadlock, which LazyReference will do (in versions prior to 2.5.0) if a single thread attempts to re-enter it due to circular logic. Since circular logic using this class will return to the ComponentAccessor and eventually to Pico, the container's normal dependency loop detection is applied at the time the component is requested, which means you'll get told what the circular path was.


Public Methods
final boolean equals(Object o)
Dependency references are equal iff they are references for the same componentClass.
T get()
Produce an object.
final int hashCode()
String toString()
Inherited Methods
From class java.lang.Object
From interface com.atlassian.jira.util.Supplier
From interface com.atlassian.util.concurrent.Supplier

Public Methods

public final boolean equals (Object o)

Dependency references are equal iff they are references for the same componentClass.

public T get ()

Produce an object. Retrieve an instance of the appropriate type. The returned object may or may not be a new instance, depending on the implementation.

  • the product, may be null if there are no objects available.

public final int hashCode ()

public String toString ()