Class DirectoryIterator

  extended by
All Implemented Interfaces:

public class DirectoryIterator
extends java.lang.Object
implements ClassFileIterator

An iterator which iterates through the contents of a java directory. The iterator should be created with the directory at the root of the Java namespace.

Constructor Summary
DirectoryIterator( rootDirectory, boolean changeInto)
          Creates a directory iterator.
Method Summary
 ClassFile getNextClassFile()
          Template method to allow subclasses to supply elements for the iteration.
Methods inherited from class java.lang.Object
clone, equals, finalize, getClass, hashCode, notify, notifyAll, toString, wait, wait, wait

Constructor Detail


public DirectoryIterator( rootDirectory,
                         boolean changeInto)
Creates a directory iterator. The directory iterator is created to scan the root directory. If the changeInto flag is given, then the entries returned will be relative to this directory and not the current directory.

rootDirectory - the root if the directory namespace which is to be iterated over
changeInto - if true then the returned entries will be relative to the rootDirectory and not the current directory.
Throws: - if there is a problem reading the directory information.
Method Detail


public ClassFile getNextClassFile()
Template method to allow subclasses to supply elements for the iteration. The directory iterator maintains a stack of iterators covering each level in the directory hierarchy. The current iterator covers the current directory being scanned. If the next entry in that directory is a subdirectory, the current iterator is pushed onto the stack and a new iterator is created for the subdirectory. If the entry is a file, it is returned as the next element and the iterator remains valid. If there are no more entries in the current directory, the topmost iterator on the stack is popped off to become the current iterator.

Specified by:
getNextClassFile in interface ClassFileIterator
the next ClassFile in the iteration.