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From "Sebb (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (BCEL-242) Remove Serializable, Clonable, hashCode, equals
Date Wed, 19 Aug 2015 21:46:45 GMT


Sebb commented on BCEL-242:

It's not possible to make most classes immutable, as in the current design that does not make
it easy to modify class files.

> Remove Serializable, Clonable, hashCode, equals
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: BCEL-242
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons BCEL
>          Issue Type: Wish
>            Reporter: Charles Honton
> While we're in the midst of bringing BCEL up to date, can we remove the  unnecessary
> It is unlikely that any application needs to serialize BCEL state and the class that
BCEL generates is already "serialized".  (And serializatoin is hard to get right)
> It is unlikely that opcodes or instructions need to be compared, so equals/hashCode is
> Cloning is hard to get right and probably not necessary.

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