Interface CollectionWithVersion

All Superinterfaces:

public interface CollectionWithVersion
extends Collection

Provides a means to retrieve an integer version number from a collection.

Version numbers should get updated each time the implementing collection changes; by keeping track of the fetched version number's last value, a user of this collection can quickly determine if any chage has occured since it last gained access to this collection.

Note that the version numbering scheme remains implementation dependent.

Method Summary
 int getVersion()
          Retrieves this collection's version number.

Method Detail


public int getVersion()
Retrieves this collection's version number.

Current version number.

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