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From Laurie Harper <>
Subject Re: [OT] Hiding methods
Date Thu, 16 Feb 2006 23:29:18 GMT
Frank W. Zammetti wrote:
> I saw a very similar question asked a few months back in a general Java
> forum, and I suggested an answer that I've never had the chance to
> actually try out... the theory is interesting though...
> In the method you want to "protect", immediately throw an exception and
> catch it.  Then, parse the stack trace and see who the caller was.  If
> it's not a class you want to have access to the method, throw an
> IllegalAccessException.
> Again, it's one of those things that sounds good in your head, I have no
> idea if it translates to anything workable :)

Ewwww! If you're going to reinvent the wheel, at least don't make it 
square ;-)


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