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From giac...@apache.org
Subject svn commit: r417689 - /cocoon/branches/BRANCH_2_1_X/src/java/org/apache/cocoon/util/WildcardMatcherHelper.java
Date Wed, 28 Jun 2006 07:52:24 GMT
Author: giacomo
Date: Wed Jun 28 00:52:23 2006
New Revision: 417689

URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc?rev=417689&view=rev
Log:
made the '**' wildcard greedy

Modified:
    cocoon/branches/BRANCH_2_1_X/src/java/org/apache/cocoon/util/WildcardMatcherHelper.java

Modified: cocoon/branches/BRANCH_2_1_X/src/java/org/apache/cocoon/util/WildcardMatcherHelper.java
URL: http://svn.apache.org/viewvc/cocoon/branches/BRANCH_2_1_X/src/java/org/apache/cocoon/util/WildcardMatcherHelper.java?rev=417689&r1=417688&r2=417689&view=diff
==============================================================================
--- cocoon/branches/BRANCH_2_1_X/src/java/org/apache/cocoon/util/WildcardMatcherHelper.java
(original)
+++ cocoon/branches/BRANCH_2_1_X/src/java/org/apache/cocoon/util/WildcardMatcherHelper.java
Wed Jun 28 00:52:23 2006
@@ -56,10 +56,22 @@
      *     The '\*' sequence is honored as a litteral '*' character, not a wildcard
      *   </li>
      * </ul>
-     *
+     * <br>
      * When more than two '*' characters, not separated by another character, are found their
value is
-     * considered as '**'.
-     *
+     * considered as '**' and immediate succeeding '*' are skipped.
+     * <br>
+     * The '**' wildcard is greedy and thus the following sample cannot match:
+     * <dl>
+     *   <dt>pattern</dt>
+     *   <dd>STAR,STAR,PATHSEP,STAR,PATHSEP,STAR,STAR (why can't I express it litterally?)</pre></dt>
+     *   <dt>string</dt>
+     *   <dd>foo/bar/baz/bug</dt>
+     * </dl>
+     * The first '**' in the pattern will suck up until the last '/' in string and thus will
not match.
+     * <br>
+     * A more advance algorithm could cerainly check whether there is an other literal later
in the pattern to ev. match in string
+     * but I'll leave this exercise to someone else ATM if one needs such.
+     * 
      * @param pat The pattern string.
      * @param str The string to math agains the pattern
      *
@@ -222,14 +234,15 @@
                 // Now we need to check whether the litteral substring of the pattern 
                 // is contained in the string somewhere
                 final int l = ipat - sipat;
-                final int sistr = istr;
+                int eistr = lstr - l;
 
-                while(istr < lstr && ! strncmp(apat, sipat, astr, istr, l)) istr++;
+                // beause the '**' wildcard need to be greedy we scan from the end of the
string for a match
+                while(istr < eistr && ! strncmp(apat, sipat, astr, eistr, l))
eistr--;
 
-                if(istr >= lstr) return false;
+                if(istr >= eistr) return false;
 
-                add(new String(astr, sistr, istr - sistr));
-                istr += l;
+                add(new String(astr, istr, eistr - istr));
+                istr = eistr + l;
             } else {// if it is a single star pattern
                 // skip the star
                 ++ipat;



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