dabadaba dabadaba - 3 months ago 16x
Java Question

Java 8 stream: collecting a map to a map and constructors

I understand how you can process the entries of a map and collect the resulting stream into a different map. But I need to put the value using a constructor to which the previous map's key is passed and I can't figure out how to do it.

The scenario is the following:

I have a

Map<Event, EventSchedule> schedules
, and I want to get a
Map<Event, InverseSchedule>
from it. An
is constructed with an
, precisely each key in

This is what I tried so far, and I am just one piece away from finally achieving what I'm after:

Map<Event, InverseSchedule> inverseSchedules = schedules.get()
.collect(Collectors.toMap(Function.identity(), ???));

I have tried
but of course that doesn't work because I am passing no arguments, and I couldn't do it using a lambda either.

I am still struggling to understand these new Java 8 features. I would really appreciate if the answer included the explanation of why it works rather than just providing the missing piece.


The following would work. Also, schedules.get() is not required.

Map<Event, InverseSchedule> inverseSchedules = schedules
    .collect(Collectors.toMap(Function.identity(), event -> new InverseSchedule(event));