Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

java.util.concurrent
Interface Delayed

All Superinterfaces:
Comparable<Delayed>
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.

Since:
1.5

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
compareTo
 

Method Detail

getDelay

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

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

Java™ Platform
Standard Ed. 6

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