Java Stream noneMatch()

Java Stream noneMatch() method is a short-circuiting terminal operation. The noneMatch() is used to check that Stream does not contain any element matching the provided Predicate.

1. Stream noneMatch() Method

1.1. Syntax

boolean noneMatch(Predicate<? super T> predicate)

The noneMatch() returns:

  • true – if no element in the stream matches the given predicate, or the stream is empty.
  • false – if at least one element matches the given predicate.

Here predicate a non-interfering and stateless predicate to apply to elements of the stream.

It is short-circuiting operation. A terminal operation is short-circuiting if, when presented with infinite input, it may terminate in finite time.

1.2. Description

  • The noneMatch() is a short-circuiting terminal operation.
  • It returns whether no element of the stream match the provided predicate.
  • It may not evaluate the predicate on all elements if not necessary for determining the result. The method returns true if no stream element matches the given predicate, else method returns false.
  • If the stream is empty then true is returned and the predicate is not evaluated.
  • It is pretty much opposite to method allMatch().

2. Stream noneMatch() Example

Java example of Stream.noneMatch() method to check if no element in the Stream contains any numeric/digit character.

import java.util.stream.Stream;

public class Main
{
	public static void main(String[] args)
	{
		Stream<String> stream = Stream.of("one", "two", "three", "four");

		boolean match = stream.noneMatch( s -> s.contains("\\d+") );

		System.out.println(match);		//true
	}
}

Program output.

true

3. Conclusion

Stream.noneMatch() method can be useful in certain cases where we need to run a check on all stream elements. For example, we can use noneMatch() function on a stream of Employee objects to validate that all employees are NOT below a certain age.

Happy Learning !!

Sourcecode on Github

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