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Java - Ant tags/keywords

baseselectorcontainer, enumeration, file, file, fileselector, io, majorityselector, majorityselector, string, string, stringbuffer, stringbuffer, util

The source code

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import java.util.Enumeration;

 * This selector is here just to shake up your thinking a bit. Don't get
 * too caught up in boolean, there are other ways you can evaluate a
 * collection of selectors. This one takes a vote of the selectors it
 * contains, and majority wins. You could also have an "all-but-one"
 * selector, a "weighted-average" selector, and so on. These are left
 * as exercises for the reader (as are the usecases where this would
 * be necessary).
 * @since 1.5
public class MajoritySelector extends BaseSelectorContainer {

    private boolean allowtie = true;

     * Default constructor.
    public MajoritySelector() {

     * @return a string describing this object
    public String toString() {
        StringBuffer buf = new StringBuffer();
        if (hasSelectors()) {
            buf.append("{majorityselect: ");
        return buf.toString();

     * A attribute to specify what will happen if number
     * of yes votes is the same as the number of no votes
     * defaults to true
     * @param tiebreaker the value to give if there is a tie
    public void setAllowtie(boolean tiebreaker) {
        allowtie = tiebreaker;

     * Returns true (the file is selected) if most of the other selectors
     * agree. In case of a tie, go by the allowtie setting. That defaults
     * to true, meaning in case of a tie, the file is selected.
     * @param basedir the base directory the scan is being done from
     * @param filename is the name of the file to check
     * @param file is a object for the filename that the selector
     * can use
     * @return whether the file should be selected or not
    public boolean isSelected(File basedir, String filename, File file) {
        int yesvotes = 0;
        int novotes = 0;
        Enumeration e = selectorElements();
        boolean result;

        while (e.hasMoreElements()) {
            result = ((FileSelector) e.nextElement()).isSelected(basedir,
                    filename, file);
            if (result) {
                yesvotes = yesvotes + 1;
            } else {
                novotes = novotes + 1;
        if (yesvotes > novotes) {
            return true;
        } else if (novotes > yesvotes) {
            return false;
        // At this point, we know we have a tie.
        return allowtie;

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