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From Dalibor Topic <robi...@kaffe.org>
Subject Re: Question re: Object Serialization?
Date Wed, 18 May 2005 14:18:57 GMT
Josué Alcalde González wrote:
> But, wouldn't  it be necessary  to take a look to sun api and copy 
> serialVersionUID?
> 
> For example, String class, has a:
> 
> final private static long serialVersionUID = -6849794470754667710L;
> 
> If this serial number doesn't match harmony String serial, serialization 
> wouldn't work.
> 

The UIDs are specified, yes. In general, if you want your classes to 
serilize in a compatible way accross different compilers, you specify a 
SVUID, due to the way the Java Language Specification deals with inner 
classes and such. See for example Jikes mailing list archives for details.

cheers,
dalibor topic

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