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From Brent Verner <br...@rcfile.org>
Subject Re: [configuration] Accessing from EL script
Date Tue, 18 May 2004 13:56:34 GMT
[2004-05-18 09:20] Mark R. Diggory said:
| Brent Verner wrote:
| 
| >[2004-05-18 08:43] Mark R. Diggory said:
| >| To extend the subject of refactoring. I want to be able to access 
| >| Configuration objects from EL references in JSP 2.0.
| >| 
| >| ${sessionScope.config.foo.bar}
| >
| >I do something similar _with_ properties configuration.  The syntax
| >I use is
| >  
| >  ${sessionScope.config['some.config.key']}
| >
| >after doing
| >
| >  session.setAttribute("config",someMap);
| >
| >I'm not sure it is worth the effort to work around the "['...']"
| >syntax requirement/limitation, since the key/value configuration
| >would have to be copied into something that EL can address
| >directly (most simply a Map of Map [[of Map ] ...])
| >
| >cheers.
| >  brent
| >
| 
| Yes, but maintaining a generic Map interface on the objects in the 
| configuration hierarchy would probably be very beneficial anywhere that 
| this similar approach of automation/reflection occurs. Would it not? It 
| probably would make for a simple backwards compatible refactoring.

  Yeah, that makes sense.  Here goes a sample impl. that looks like
it'd do what you want.

cheers
  b


import java.util.Map;
import java.util.HashMap;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.StringTokenizer;

public class x {
  public void insert(Map m, String key, String value){
    // XXX: will not account for non-separator '.' such as a key that looks like "some.key.adn[something.that.ya.don't.want.nested].whatever.else"
    Map rv = null;
    int dp = key.indexOf(".");
    String rest = null;
    String first = key;
    if( dp > 0 ){
      first = key.substring(0,dp);
      rest = key.substring(dp + 1);
    }
    rv = (Map)m.get(first);
    if( rv == null ){
      rv = new HashMap();
      m.put(first,rv);
    }
    if( rest != null ){
      insert(rv,rest,value);
    }
    else{
      rv.put(first,value);
    }
  }
  public Map blowItOut(Map m){
    Map rv = new HashMap();
    for( Iterator it = m.keySet().iterator(); it.hasNext(); ){
      String k = (String)it.next();
      String v = (String)m.get(k);
      insert(rv,k,v);
    }
    return rv;
  }


  public void go(){
    Map x = new HashMap();
    Map top = null;
    x.put("a.b.c.d","abcd");
    x.put("e.f.g","efgh");
    x.put("h.i.j.k.l.m.n.o.p","hijklmnop");
    x.put("q.r.s","qrs");
    x.put("t.u.v","tuv");
    x.put("w.x.y.and.z","wxyandz");
    top = blowItOut(x);
    System.out.println(x);
    System.out.println(top);
  }
  public static void main(String[] args) throws Exception {
    x y = new x();
    y.go();
  }
}

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