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Utility method that return a String representation of a map. The elements will be represented as "key = value"

import java.io.UnsupportedEncodingException;
import java.util.Iterator;
import java.util.List;
import java.util.Map;

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 * Various string manipulation methods that are more efficient then chaining
 * string operations: all is done in the same buffer without creating a bunch of
 * string objects.
 * @author <a href="mailto:dev@labs.apache.org">Dungeon Project</a>
public class Main {
   * Utility method that return a String representation of a map. The elements
   * will be represented as "key = value"
   * @param map
   *            The map to transform to a string
   * @return A csv string
  public static final String mapToString( Map map )
      if ( ( map == null ) || ( map.size() == 0 ) )
          return "";

      StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
      boolean isFirst = true;

      Iterator iter = map.keySet().iterator();

      while ( iter.hasNext() )
          if ( isFirst )
              isFirst = false;
              sb.append( ", " );

          Object key = iter.next();
          sb.append( key );
          sb.append( " = '" ).append( map.get( key ) ).append( "'" );

      return sb.toString();



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