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avoiding ConcurrentModifciation

Carl Jenkins
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Joined: Feb 19, 2006
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Hello all -

I am iterating (or tying to) over a list and needed to remove one or more items from this list. I keep running into the ConcurrentModification exception.

I have read that java 5 has the CopyOnWrite to help with this but I need something in java 1.4...

So far I have been unsuccessfully in figuring out how to get around this issue with out actually catching the exception and re-calling the method which I am not sure would work yet but would rather not do.

Any help would be great!
Carl Jenkins
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Joined: Feb 19, 2006
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I found the answer <embarrassed> with a quick search on this forum</embarrassed>

What I need to do is call remove()from the iterator not the list!
Campbell Ritchie
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Why be embarrassed? You managed to get the answer and tell others what it was. More something to be pleased about.
 
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