Let's say you were given the requirement "ensure that all five lines of a shipping address contains valid characters." How do you suppose you would go about implementing such a requirement? Let's hope your solution would be far, far away from Buri's coworker's implementation which not only has a separate function for each address but manages to have an astonishingly unique method of testing for bad characters ...

/** Valid signs */
private char [] validSign =
{
 'A', 'B', 'C', 'D', 'E', 'F', 'G', 'H', 'I', 'J', 'K', 'L', 'M', 'N', 'O', 'P',
 'Q', 'R', 'S', 'T', 'U', 'V', 'W', 'X', 'Y', 'Z', '0', '1', '2', '3', '4', '5',
 '6', '7', '8', '9', '.', ',', '\'', '-', '/', '&', 'a', 'b', 'c', 'd', 'e', 'f',
 'g', 'h', 'i', 'j', 'k', 'l', 'm', 'n', 'o', 'p', 'q', 'r', 's', 't', 'u', 'v',
 'w', 'x', 'y', 'z', '!', '\"', '$', '%', '(', ')', '*', '+', ':', ';', '=', '?',
 ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ',
 ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', '#',
 ', 'ÿ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ',
 ', ', ', ', ', ', ', ', '

};

       
private int validateshippingaddress1( StringBuffer vsadr1 )
throws Exception
{
  int validSignCount = validSign.length;
  int vsadr1Count;
  String vsadr1Test;

  if( vsadr1 != null )
  {
    vsadr1Test = vsadr1.toString();
    vsadr1Count = vsadr1Test.length();

    for( int i = 0; i < validSignCount; i++ )
    {
      vsadr1Test = vsadr1Test.replace( validSign[ i ], ' ' );
    }

    for( int i = 0; i < vsadr1Count; i++ )
    {
      if( vsadr1Test.charAt( i ) != ' ' )
      {
        throw new VerificationException(
          "Vsadr1 with invalid sign",
          VerificationException.VSADR1_INVALID_SIGN );
      }
    }
    return 1;
  }
  else 
  {
    return 0;
  }
}

private int validateshippingaddress2( StringBuffer vsadr2 )
    throws Exception
{
  int validSignCount = validSign.length;
  int vsadr2Count;
  String vsadr2Test;

  if( vsadr2 != null )
  {
    vsadr2Test = vsadr2.toString(  );
    vsadr2Count = vsadr2Test.length(  );

    for( int i = 0; i < validSignCount; i++ )
    {
      vsadr2Test = vsadr2Test.replace( validSign[ i ], ' ' );
    }

    for( int i = 0; i < vsadr2Count; i++ )
    {
      if( vsadr2Test.charAt( i ) != ' ' )
      {
        throw new VerificationException(
          "Vsadr2 with invalid sign",
          VerificationException.VSADR2_INVALID_SIGN );
      }
    }
    return 1;
  }
  else 
  {
    return 0;
  }
}

/* ED: Snip */

private int validateshippingaddress5( StringBuffer vsadr5 )
    throws Exception
{
  int validSignCount = validSign.length;
  int vsadr5Count;
  String vsadr5Test;

  if( vsadr5 != null )
  {
    vsadr5Test = vsadr5.toString(  );
    vsadr5Count = vsadr5Test.length(  );

    for( int i = 0; i < validSignCount; i++ )
    {
      vsadr5Test = vsadr5Test.replace( validSign[ i ], ' ' );
    }

    for( int i = 0; i < vsadr5Count; i++ )
    {
      if( vsadr5Test.charAt( i ) != ' ' )
      {
        throw new VerificationException(
          "Vsadr5 with invalid sign",
          VerificationException.VSADR5_INVALID_SIGN );
      }
    }
    return 1;
  }
  else 
  {
    return 0;
  }
}