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Re: [Classpath] Re: java.lang.Class inner class methods

From: Patrick Doyle
Subject: Re: [Classpath] Re: java.lang.Class inner class methods
Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2001 17:23:59 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 2 Aug 2001, C. Scott Ananian wrote:

> On Thu, 2 Aug 2001 address@hidden wrote:
> > > Does anyone have a hint as to how the inner class methods of
> > > java.lang.Class (getDeclaringClass, getClasses, etc.) would be implemented
> > > by a JVM?  Don't they depend on how the Java compiler implements inner
> > > classes?  AFAIK the JVM isn't aware of inner classes at all.
> > 
> > The inner class "Y" of class "X" is compiled as "X$Y".
> > So if a class name contains "$", it must be an innerclass.
> actually, no.  '$' is still a valid identifier character, although
> recommended only for machine-generated code.  I can name my class 'A$B'
> without having an outer class 'A' at all.

Plus, it wouldn't give you a way to enumerate all of X's inner classes

Patrick Doyle

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