Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

Interface Delayed

All Superinterfaces:
All Known Subinterfaces:
RunnableScheduledFuture<V>, ScheduledFuture<V>

public interface Delayed
extends Comparable<Delayed>

A mix-in style interface for marking objects that should be acted upon after a given delay.

An implementation of this interface must define a compareTo method that provides an ordering consistent with its getDelay method.


Method Summary
 long getDelay(TimeUnit unit)
          Returns the remaining delay associated with this object, in the given time unit.
Methods inherited from interface java.lang.Comparable

Method Detail


long getDelay(TimeUnit unit)
Returns the remaining delay associated with this object, in the given time unit.

unit - the time unit
the remaining delay; zero or negative values indicate that the delay has already elapsed

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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