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#1 midnightcowboy  Icon User is offline

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Removing items from a LinkedList

Posted 23 April 2010 - 10:45 PM

I have a crash option on my menu where a race id is entered.(When a race is created 1 driver and 1 car are entered and an id is created. Each race only has 1 driver and 1 car. If there is a crash, the race id is entered, found and then removed from the list. I got this part to work but cannot figure out how to get the driver and car, that were registered to that particular race, removed from my LinkedList as well.

I think I need to look up the race id, then remove the car and driver that were assigned to that flight. Then I should remove the race. Any ideas?

 private void crash()
        Race race = races.find(races.readId("Race"));
        // this works up to this point and removes the race from the LinkedList
        // but I am not sure how to find the driver or car, that were registered into the race, removed.
        // Only the race id is entered and the race, driver and car are then all removed.
       Car car = cars.find("Car"));

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#2 Darkhack  Icon User is offline

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Re: Removing items from a LinkedList

Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:33 AM

We'll need to see more code to see how you've implemented this. Are the cars/drivers data members of the Race class? If so, removing the Race object should delete them as well.
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Re: Removing items from a LinkedList

Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:01 AM

It sounds like you are using parallel LinkedLists to associate Drivers and Racers. This is bad practice as it is easy to mismatch data. Instead, you should design a class to encapsulate a Driver and Racer, or more closely relate the two attributes for a single Object.

For more information on class design, you should check out my tutorial Moving Away From Parallel Arrays. While you are not using Arrays, the concepts I discuss in this tutorial are applicable to LinkedLists as well.
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Re: Removing items from a LinkedList

Posted 24 April 2010 - 03:36 PM

Was about to suggest the same as mac. You should do something more like (as an example):
class Racer
    String driver;
    String car;

    public Racer(String myDriver, String myCar)
        driver = myDriver;
        car = myCar;

    // getters

Then you could simply use getters to get the value of each to compare in the list or whatnot. I think this is more or less what mac was referring to.

This post has been edited by zim1985: 24 April 2010 - 03:37 PM

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