CItemComparer.h   [plain text]


/*
    File:       CItemComparer.h

    Contains:   Interface to the CItemComparer class


*/

#ifndef __CITEMCOMPARER_H
#define __CITEMCOMPARER_H

#include "IrDATypes.h"

enum CompareResult {
    kItemLessThanCriteria = -1,
    kItemEqualCriteria = 0,
    kItemGreaterThanCriteria = 1
};


//  NOTE
//  CItemComparer::TestItem should return
//      kItemLessThanCriteria if (fItem < criteria)
//      kItemGreaterThanCriteria for (fItem > criteria)
//      kItemEqualCriteria for (fItem == criteria)
//  this will keep the CSortedList sorted in ascending order

//  Change the value of itsForward in CArrayIterator::CArrayIterator
//  to FALSE to view a list in descending order.


//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//      CItemComparer
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
class CItemComparer : public OSObject
{
    OSDeclareDefaultStructors(CItemComparer);

public:
	    static CItemComparer * cItemComparer(const void* testItem = nil, const void* keyValue = nil);

	    Boolean         init(const void* testItem, const void* keyValue = nil);
	    
	    void            SetTestItem(const void* testItem);
	    void            SetKeyValue(const void* keyValue);

    // functions that wrap inline methods so they can be used by external callers
	    void            FXUSetTestItem(const void* testItem);
	    void            FXUSetKeyValue(const void* keyValue);

    virtual CompareResult   TestItem(const void* criteria) const;

protected:

    const void*     fItem;
    const void*     fKey;

private:

}; // CItemComparer

//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
//      CItemComparer inlines
//--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

inline void CItemComparer::SetTestItem(const void* testItem)
    { fItem = testItem; }

inline void CItemComparer::SetKeyValue(const void* keyValue)
    { fKey = keyValue; }

#endif  /*  __CITEMCOMPARER_H   */