This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Is there a way to do a binary search in Java 1.4 on a TreeSet using the same criterion that was used in it's Comparator as a search key without resorting to Arrays.binarySearch(MyTreeSet.asArray(),string_criterion, myComparator)? If not what about in Java 1.5 or 1.6?