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From "Adrian Nistor (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Created] (COLLECTIONS-409) ListOrderedSet.addAll() is very slow
Date Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:01:42 GMT
Adrian Nistor created COLLECTIONS-409:

             Summary: ListOrderedSet.addAll() is very slow
                 Key: COLLECTIONS-409
             Project: Commons Collections
          Issue Type: Bug
    Affects Versions: 3.2.1
         Environment: java 1.6.0_24
Ubuntu 11.10
            Reporter: Adrian Nistor
         Attachments:, patch.diff


I am encountering a performance problem in ListOrderedSet.addAll().
It appears in version 3.2.1 and also in revision 1351465 (18 Jun
2012). I have attached a test that exposes this problem and a
three-line patch that fixes it. On my machine, for this test, the
patch provides a 79X speedup.

To run the test, just do:

$ java Test

The output for the un-patched version is:
Time is 1837

The output for the patched version is:
Time is 23

As the patch shows, the problem is that 
ListOrderedSet.addAll(int index, Collection<? extends E> coll) 
"setOrder.add(index++, e)" for each element in "coll".  This is very 
expensive, because "setOrder" is an ArrayList, and inserting an
element in the middle of an ArrayList shifts all the elements to the

The patched version avoids this cost by inserting all the elements at
once, thus performing only one insert.

Is this a bug?  If so, can you please confirm that the patch is



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