Class NaturalOrderComparator<E>

  extended by<E>
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class NaturalOrderComparator<E>
extends Object
implements Comparator<E> -- Perform natural order comparisons of strings in Java. Copyright (C) 2003 by Pierre-Luc Paour Based on the C version by Martin Pool, of which this is more or less a straight conversion. Copyright (C) 2000 by Martin Pool This software is provided as-is, without any express or implied warranty. In no event will the authors be held liable for any damages arising from the use of this software. Permission is granted to anyone to use this software for any purpose, including commercial applications, and to alter it and redistribute it freely, subject to the following restrictions: 1. The origin of this software must not be misrepresented; you must not claim that you wrote the original software. If you use this software in a product, an acknowledgement in the product documentation would be appreciated but is not required. 2. Altered source versions must be plainly marked as such, and must not be misrepresented as being the original software. 3. This notice may not be removed or altered from any source distribution.

Constructor Summary
Method Summary
 int compare(E o1, E o2)
static boolean isSpace(char c)
          Indicates whether the given character is whitespace
protected  String stringify(E object)
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait
Methods inherited from interface java.util.Comparator

Constructor Detail


public NaturalOrderComparator()
Method Detail


public static boolean isSpace(char c)
Indicates whether the given character is whitespace

c - the character to check
see above


protected String stringify(E object)


public int compare(E o1,
                   E o2)
Specified by:
compare in interface Comparator<E>