Basically if kFields, cFields contain field I enter the if condition.
My boss wants me to add a regular expression to kField. Example:
kField would contain among other things: TEXT*
The desired effect is in the if statement above, if field contains TEXT1, TEXT2...TEXT<anything> I will enter the if condition. The star acts as a wildcard.
I was thinking about how to do this.
I could step through the TreeSet and compare each value to the value contained in Field using regex. This seems a little expensive.
Is there any easier way? Perhaps a better collection for this? Maybe I should sub class TreeSet and make my own contains that handles regex? This is part of a method that is becoming a performance concern for me, so I would like to be as effecient as possible.
Luke [ March 18, 2005: Message edited by: Luke Shannon ]
Joined: Sep 30, 2004
Here is the solution I ended up with. If anyone can think of a better way please let me know.