Package hudson.util

Class EditDistance

  • public class EditDistance
    extends Object
    Computes the string edit distance.

    Refer to a computer science text book for the definition of the "string edit distance".

    Kohsuke Kawaguchi (
    • Method Detail

      • editDistance

        public static int editDistance​(String a,
                                       String b)
        Computes the edit distance between two strings.

        The complexity is O(nm) where n=a.length() and m=b.length().

      • findNearest

        public static String findNearest​(String key,
                                         String[] group)
        Finds the string in the group closest to key and returns it.
        null if group.length==0.