fastutil extends the Java Collections Framework by providing type-specific maps, sets, lists, and queues with a small memory footprint and fast access and insertion; it provides also big (64-bit) arrays, sets, and lists, sorting algorithms, fast, practical I/O classes for binary and text files, and facilities for memory mapping large files.
Since version 8.5.5, fastutil is split into two jars for convenience:
fastutil-core.jar contains data structures based on integers, longs,
doubles, and objects;
fastutil.jar is the classic distribution, containing all classes.
Note that core classes are duplicated in the standard jar, so if you are depending on both (for example, because of transitive dependencies) you should exclude the core jar.
Previous split versions would provide different classes in different jars, but managing sensibly dependencies turned out to be impossible.
You can also create a small, customized fastutil jar (which you can put in
your repo, local maven repo, etc.) using the
find-deps.sh shell script.
It has mild prerequisites, as only the
jdeps tool is required (bundled
with JDK 8). It can be used to identify all fastutil classes your project
uses and build a minimized jar only containing the necessary classes.
First, you have to
make sources to get the actual Java sources.
ant jar will generate a single jar file;
ant javadoc will
generate the API documentation;
ant junit will run the unit tests.
If you want to obtain the three jars above, you have to run the script
split.sh, and then
The Java sources are generated using a C preprocessor. The
script reads in a driver file, that is, a Java source that uses some
preprocessor-defined symbols and some conditional compilation, and produces a
(fake) C source, which includes the driver code and some definitions that
customize the environment.