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From David Kerber <>
Subject Re: How to get fields list in order
Date Thu, 02 Nov 2006 15:06:53 GMT
Caldarale, Charles R wrote:

>>From: David Kerber [] 
>>Subject: Re: How to get fields list in order
>>Then I could just check the field type, and increment the 
>>byte counter by the appropriate amount (i.e. if the java 
>>field type is int, then I know the width in the passed
>>structure is 4 bytes, etc).
>If the structure is intended to mirror the layout of the Java object,
>then your assumptions are flawed.  For example, in a 64-bit JVM,
>integers are 8 bytes wide, of which only 4 are actually used.  Also,
>booleans have no defined size, and JVM implementations are free to
>allocate whatever space deemed appropriate, from 1 bit upwards.
I'll keep that in mind; it looks like I'll have to go with my backup method.


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