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From RADEMAKERS Tanguy <tanguy.rademak...@swift.com>
Subject Re: Java implementation selector
Date Wed, 17 Mar 2004 15:42:44 GMT
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>I guess you could have a selector taking a classpath, and loading all
>the dependent classes of every class you visit, but usually (and
>preferably to me), selectors should be able to decide selection of a
>given file based on the file itself only.
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please correct me if i'm wrong, but doesn't the ClassFileSet with nested 
RootFileSet already acheive this?

/t


Dominique Devienne wrote:

>>From: Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de [mailto:Jan.Materne@rzf.fin-nrw.de]
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>>Never used but sounds that XDoclet [1] has on build-in :-)
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>Unless I'm mistaken, XDoclet works off .java files, not .class files.
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>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: David Corbin [mailto:dcorbin@machturtle.com]
>>>
>>>Is there a selector available that will select files (.class
>>>files)  base on
>>>Java inheritance?   That is, I'd like to find all the .class
>>>files that
>>>implement another specified class.
>>>
>>>Is a selector the right way for this to be implemented?
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>Yes, a selector is the right way, depending on the type of inheritance
>you want to detect.
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>A Selector is stateless, i.e. it only knows about the current file
>you are processing. By using BCEL or ASM, you can easily learn a lot
>about that class file itself, but it does not contain all the type
>information about that class, AFAIK. For example, to know all the
>super classes of a class, you'd have to load other .class files to
>following the inheritance tree. This requires a mechanism to locate
>other classes, using a classpath.
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>I guess you could have a selector taking a classpath, and loading all
>the dependent classes of every class you visit, but usually (and
>preferably to me), selectors should be able to decide selection of a
>given file based on the file itself only.
>
>I hope this helps. --DD
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