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/*
 * Copyright (c) 2006 Thomas Weise
 *
 * E-Mail           : tweise@gmx.de
 * Creation Date    : 2006-05-16 06:10:07
 * Original Filename: org.dgpf.search.algorithms.ga.selection.SortingAlgorithm.java
 * Version          : 1.0.0
 * Last modification: 2006-05-28
 *                by: Thomas Weise
 *
 * License          : GNU LESSER GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
 *                    Version 2.1, February 1999
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 *                    MA 02111-1307, USA or download the license under
 *                    http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/lesser.html.
 *
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package org.dgpf.search.algorithms.ga;

import org.dgpf.search.api.Individual;
import org.dgpf.search.api.IndividualComparator;
import org.dgpf.search.api.SearchAdaptable;
import org.dgpf.search.api.SearchState;

/**
 *
 * This class encapsulates a sorting algorithm.
 *
 * @author Thomas Weise
 */

public abstract class SortingAlgorithm  extends SearchAdaptable
  {
/**
 * Sort the individuals so that they can be used by the selection algorithm
 * optimally.
 * @param p_individuals The array with the individuals to be sorted.
 * @param p_count       The count of individuals in that array.
 * @param p_comparator  The comparator to be used.
 * @param p_unsorted    This parameter is <code>false</code>, if and only
 *                      if the population is already sorted according to
 *                      the comparator provided. Otherwise it is
 *                      <code>true</code> indicating that list is not yet
 *                      sorted.
 */

  public  abstract  void  sort  (final Individual<?>[]      p_individuals,
                                 final int                  p_count,
                                 final IndividualComparator p_comparator,
                                 final boolean              p_unsorted);
  
/**
 * This method will be called by the search engine whenever it feels like
 * it is time to adapt the current search parameters to the current search
 * state. If you override this method, you must also declare your class
 * as instance of <code>ICloneable</code>.
 * @param p_state The current state of the search.
 * @return  <code>true</code> if and only if the update level should be
 *          resetted, <code>false</code> if everything should continue
 *          normal.
 */

  @Override
  protected boolean  adapt (final SearchState<?> p_state)
    {
    return super.adapt(p_state);
    }  
  }

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