[jdom-interest] HashMap/HashSet for attributes/childs

Oliver Imbusch flabes at livis.de
Fri Aug 18 02:01:20 PDT 2000


[ I'm new to this list, so apologize if I'm asking a FAQ; BTW, adding
a search capability to the archive would be a great plus. ]

Inspecting the source code of Element.java, I've seen that both
getChild() and getAttribute() iterate over the complete list of
childs/attributes to find a particular element. Wouldn't it be faster
to maintain a HashMap/HashSet for that purpose? This would also free
from implementing the replacement logic in addAttribute() (marked as
TODO there). Both Map and HashMap are imported but never used.


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