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Well ... array.

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Create index dictionary

Following NSArray category method creates a dictionary which works as an index by an attribute of contained objects. It uses Key Value Coding.

- (NSDictionary *)indexDictionaryForKey:(NSString *)key
   NSMutableDictionary *dict = [[NSMutableDictionary alloc] init];
   NSDictionary        *retval;
   NSEnumerator        *enumerator;
   id                   object;

   enumerator = [self objectEnumerator];

   while( (object = [enumerator nextObject]) )
       [dict setObject:object forKey:[object valueForKey:key]];

   retval = [[NSDictionary alloc] initWithDictionary:dict];
   return AUTORELEASE(retval);