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package org.springframework.batch.classify;
A Classifier that maps from String patterns with wildcards to a set of values of a given type. An input String is matched with the most specific pattern possible to the corresponding value in an input map. A default value should be specified with a pattern key of "*".

Author(s):
Dave Syer
public class PatternMatchingClassifier<T> implements Classifier<String, T> {
	private PatternMatcher<T> values;

Default constructor. Use the setter or the other constructor to create a sensible classifier, otherwise all inputs will cause an exception.
		this(new HashMap<String, T>());
	}

Create a classifier from the provided map. The keys are patterns, using '?' as a single character and '*' as multi-character wildcard.

Parameters:
values
	public PatternMatchingClassifier(Map<String, T> values) {
		super();
		this. = new PatternMatcher<T>(values);
	}

A map from pattern to value

Parameters:
values the pattern map to set
	public void setPatternMap(Map<String, T> values) {
		this. = new PatternMatcher<T>(values);
	}

Classify the input by matching it against the patterns provided in setPatternMap(java.util.Map). The most specific pattern that matches will be used to locate a value.

Returns:
the value matching the most specific pattern possible
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalStateException if no matching value is found.
	public T classify(String classifiable) {
value = .match(classifiable);
		return value;
	}
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