In my code, I am attempting to split a String.
The String I have to split is huge and so this method returns very very big array causing heap space problems.
I have considered first splitting the String into smaller managable Strings and then splitting them but it looks a little messy to me.
Could you please suggest a more efficient and cleaner way to do this.
Thanks in advance,
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You could use StringTokenizer, but that can't handle regular expressions to split on, only single characters. The alternative is to use Pattern and Matcher; in fact these are also used by String.split (which in fact uses Pattern.split). Roughly speaking:
Thanks a lot Rob. The parser and Matcher worked like a breeze perfectly.
The String is a set of input messages that my code gets to work on. I am given this large string to parse and convert in to another format. It is a regular String that has to be parsed/split with \n \r as the delimiter.
Post Friday, September 04, 2009 7:20:51 PM Subject: Alternative to String.split()
Is the string regular? In other words, can it be parsed? Is it line-oriented (or other delimiter)? Why is it so big?
Apologies for the delay. Was on holiday during the weekend