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Re: [p2-dev] @noimplement and @noextend annotation of IQuery

On 03/10/2010 06:36 AM, Meng Xin Zhu wrote:
For example,

A java service records some deselected IUs, the query should exclude
those IUs in that list.

You can use the function unique(). If given an argument that is a Set, that Set is used as the discriminator.

Set<IInstallableUnit> recordedIUs = ...
QueryUtil.createQuery("unique($0)", recordedIUs);

Another simpler case is querying the IUs whose id starts with specified

Use a SimplePattern. A string like 'my.prefix.*' will match anything starting with 'my.prefix.'

QueryUtil.createMatchQuery("id ~= $0", SimplePattern.parse(prefix + '*'));

For more advanced cases that really cannot be resolved only by use of a query, there is often a benefit to start with a query anyway to benefit from indexing and then perform additional filtering as a next step:

HashSet<IInstallableUnit> collector = new HashSet<IInstallableUnit>();
Iterator<IInstallableUnit> iter = queriable.query(<inital query>, monitor).iterator();
while(iter.hasNext()) {
IInstallableUnit iu = iter.next();

So far, we have seen very few cases where this has been necessary.

- thomas