Upgrade Regex with a tester() method?

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at oracle.com
Fri Jan 4 07:07:17 PST 2013

Seems a nice "point lambdafication" suggestion.  (The naming convention 
we've been using as "asPredicate()".)

Regex is one of those areas where we wanted to do more with 
lambdafication, but just didn't have the time to work through it.  If 
you want to suggest more...

On 1/3/2013 9:49 AM, Ben Evans wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been thinking about places to include lambdas outside of the
> collections libs.
> I've had a look through the archives but can't find any obvious
> discussion of this topic, so am posting here. If there are threads
> I've missed - please point me at them.
> What about upgrading java.util.regex.Pattern to include this method
> (and / or similar):
> public Predicate<String> tester(){
>      return s -> this.matcher(s).find();
> }
> When writing articles and labs code which uses lambdas, I've found
> myself writing helper classes to achieve a similar effect, and it
> occurred to me that this could be a better way to solve the problem.
> Thanks,
> Ben

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