Can you make "type" be an object (a Typesafe Enum perhaps) and move the behaviour that differs into it, calling it polymorphically from the loop?
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Enums are in Java 1.5 correct? I can't use that as the server is still on 1.4.
If I was doing this I would probably use a switch / case type of structure switching on an int type. Those table driven switch structures are pretty fast. With 20 datagrid types a switch would cut out a lot of if statements. Bill [ June 17, 2005: Message edited by: William Brogden ]
Originally posted by Stefan Wagner: To switch, it would be sufficient, to have Datagrid.TEST_TYPE be of type int. Thousands of records doesn't sound much, so I wouldn't expect much performance difference.
The advantage of the Typesafe Enum pattern is better flexibility - especially if you need to have more than one switch over the same enum.
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