CopyOnWriteArrayList clone() method in Java

The clone() method of CopyOnWriteArrayList returns a shallow copy of the list. The shallow copy contains exactly the same elements at the same index.

Syntax:

public Object clone()

Parameters: The function does not accept any parameters.

Return Value: The function returns a clone of the list.

Below programs illustrate the above function:

Program 1:

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// Java Program to illustrate the 
// CopyOnWriteArrayList clone() method in Java
import java.util.concurrent.CopyOnWriteArrayList;
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // create object of CopyOnWriteArrayList
        CopyOnWriteArrayList<Integer> ArrLis
            = new CopyOnWriteArrayList<Integer>();
  
        // Add elements
        ArrLis.add(32);
        ArrLis.add(67);
        ArrLis.add(98);
        ArrLis.add(100);
  
        // print CopyOnWriteArrayList
        System.out.println("CopyOnWriteArrayList: " 
                                           + ArrLis);
  
        // clone of the arraylist
        System.out.println("CopyOnWriteArrayList: "
                                    + ArrLis.clone());
    }
}

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Output:

CopyOnWriteArrayList: [32, 67, 98, 100]
CopyOnWriteArrayList: [32, 67, 98, 100]

Program 2:

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// Java Program to illustrate the 
// CopyOnWriteArrayList clone() method in Java
  
import java.util.concurrent.CopyOnWriteArrayList;
import java.util.*;
  
public class GFG {
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
  
        // create object of CopyOnWriteArrayList
        CopyOnWriteArrayList<String> ArrLis
            = new CopyOnWriteArrayList<String>();
  
        // Add elements
        ArrLis.add("gopal");
        ArrLis.add("gfg");
        ArrLis.add("jgec");
        ArrLis.add("sudo");
  
        // print CopyOnWriteArrayList
        System.out.println("CopyOnWriteArrayList: " 
                                          + ArrLis);
  
        // clone of the arraylist
        System.out.println("CopyOnWriteArrayList: " 
                                  + ArrLis.clone());
    }
}

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Output:

CopyOnWriteArrayList: [gopal, gfg, jgec, sudo]
CopyOnWriteArrayList: [gopal, gfg, jgec, sudo]

Reference: https://docs.oracle.com/javase/8/docs/api/java/util/concurrent/CopyOnWriteArrayList.html#clone–



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