The required internals for pattern-based topic discovery was implemented as part of
FLINK-4022 (along with partition discovery). However, the functionality for pattern-based topic discovery was not yet exposed via any visible user API on the version-specific subclasses of FlinkKafkaConsumerBase.
I propose to add two more constructors for this:
This allows the consumer to pick up all matching topics on startup.
To continuously pick up matching topics on the fly when they are created after the job has already started running, users should additionally set the KEY_PARTITION_DISCOVERY_INTERVAL_MILLIS property, as they would do for partition discovery.