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Wonderful reusable code from Twitter

Bump all sbt projects (util, ostrich, finagle, twitter-server)


After looking at the finagle changelog, I discovered that we already had
entries for finagle 6.23.0 and more for the current version.
The previous version bump was then incorrect, the version needs to be
greater than 6.23.0.


Bump the minor version of finagle, and for consistency I did the same
thing for all the other related projects.
Close the current section of the finagle changelog and name it "6.24.0".

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util-benchmark [split] util, finagle: introduce
util-cache 3rdparty/BUILD: split up into package dirs - part 11
util-class-preloader [split] Remove more poms
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util-collection 3rdparty/BUILD: split up into package dirs - part 11
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util-eval [split] Remove more poms
util-events [split] Fix copy pasted artifact name for util-events
util-hashing 3rdparty/BUILD: split up into package dirs - part 9
util-jvm util-jvm: Add tests
util-logging util-logging: make QueueingHandlerTest more robust
util-reflect 3rdparty/BUILD: split up into package dirs - part 2
util-stats util-stats: Deprecated old StatsReceiver API, improved java compatibi…
util-test/src/main/scala [split] Remove more poms
util-thrift 3rdparty/BUILD: split up into package dirs - part 3 (jackson)
util-zk-common 3rdparty/BUILD: split up into package dirs - part 11
util-zk [split] Remove more poms
util/util-thrift/src/test/scala/com/twitter/util util-thrift: add unit tests for {Binary,Compact}ThriftCodec
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A bunch of idiomatic, small General Purpose tools.

Build Status

See the Scaladoc here

Using in your Project

Pre-compiled jars for each set of tools (util-core, util-collection etc) are available in the Twitter Maven repository, here:

We use Semantic Versioning for published artifacts.

An example SBT dependency string for the util-collection tools would look like this:

val collUtils = "com.twitter" %% "util-collection" % "6.12.1"



import com.twitter.conversions.time._

val duration1 = 1.second
val duration2 = 2.minutes
duration1.inMillis // => 1000L


val amount = 8.megabytes
amount.inBytes // => 8388608L
amount.inKilobytes // => 8192L


A Non-actor re-implementation of Scala Futures.

import com.twitter.util.{Future, Promise}

val f = new Promise[Int]
val g = f map { result => result + 1 }
g.get(1.second) // => This blocks for the futures result (and eventually returns 2)

// Another option:
g respond { result =>
  println(result) // => prints "2"

// Using for expressions:
val xFuture = Future(1)
val yFuture = Future(2)

for (
  x <- xFuture
  y <- yFuture
) {
  println(x + y) // => prints "3"



The LruMap is an LRU with a maximum size passed in. If the map is full it expires items in FIFO order. Reading a value will move an item to the top of the stack.

import com.twitter.util.LruMap

val f = new LruMap[Key, Value](15) // this is of type mutable.Map[Key, Value]

Google MapMaker

import com.twitter.util.MapMaker

val map = MapMaker[Key, Value] { config =>
} // this is of type mutable.Map[Key, Value]

Object Pool

The pool order is FIFO

A pool of constants

val queue = new mutable.Queue[Int] ++ List(1, 2, 3)
val pool = new SimplePool(queue)
// Note that the pool returns Futures, it doesn't block on exhaustion.
pool.reserve()() mustEqual 1
pool.reserve { item =>
  println(item) // prints "2"

A pool of dynamically created objects

Here is a pool of even-number generators. It stores 4 numbers at a time:

val pool = new FactoryPool[Int](4) {
  var count = 0
  def makeItem() = { count += 1; Future(count) }
  def isHealthy(i: Int) = i % 2 == 0

It checks the health when you successfully reserve an object (i.e., when the Future yields).


Dynamically evaluates Scala strings and files.

This is motivated by the desire to have a type-safe alternative to textual configuration formats such as YAML, JSON, or .properties files. Its advantages over these text formats are

  • Strong typing and compiler checking. If it doesn't compile and doesn't conform to the type you expect, you get an exception
  • The full power of Scala in your config. You don't have to use it. But you can.

in config/Development.scala


new MyConfig {
  val myValue = 1
  val myTime = 2.seconds
  val myStorage = 14.kilobytes

in Main.scala


val config = Eval[MyConfig](new File("config/Development.scala"))

Version 6.x

Major version 6 introduced some breaking changes:

  • Futures are no longer Cancellable; cancellation is replaced with a simpler interrupt mechanism.
  • Time and duration implement true sentinels (similar to infinities in doubles). uses system time instead of nanotime + offset.
  • The (dangerous) implicit conversion from a Duration to a Long was removed.
  • Trys and Futures no longer handle fatal exceptions: these are propagated to the dispatching thread.

Future interrupts

Method raise on Future (def raise(cause: Throwable)) raises the interrupt described by cause to the producer of this Future. Interrupt handlers are installed on a Promise using setInterruptHandler, which takes a partial function:

val p = new Promise[T]
p.setInterruptHandler {
  case exc: MyException =>
    // deal with interrupt..

Interrupts differ in semantics from cancellation in important ways: there can only be one interrupt handler per promise, and interrupts are only delivered if the promise is not yet complete.

Time and Duration

Like arithmetic on doubles, Time and Duration arithmetic is now free of overflows. Instead, they overflow to Top and Bottom values, which are analogous to positive and negative infinity.

Since the resolution of has been reduced (and is also more expensive due to its use of system time), a new Stopwatch API has been introduced in order to calculate durations of time.

It's used simply:

val elapsed: () => Duration = Stopwatch.start()

which is read by applying elapsed:

val duration: Duration = elapsed()
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