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From Youssef Mohammed <>
Subject Re: classloaders ?
Date Fri, 27 Feb 2009 18:06:27 GMT the references over there

Regards, Youssef

On Fri, Feb 27, 2009 at 7:56 PM, André Warnier <> wrote:

> Hi.
> I am a superficial browser on this list and tend not to delve to deep into
> Java intricacies.  But when a term consistently shows up which I do not
> understand, I try to at least learn enough about it to be able to reassure
> my customers.
> Classloader is now such a term.
> I gather it is something that the JVM calls when it's missing a class, to
> go hunt it down along a logic all its own, and kind of bring it into
> service. I also gather that it's rather bad to get one's classloader
> confused by setting CLASSPATHs and the like. And I gather that you can
> either have your very own, or rely on Tomcat (?) to provide a standard one.
>  I haven't a clue however if this is something Tomcat-specific,
> Java-generic, or in-between.
> Since I doubt that the above is all there is to say about it, could someone
> thus be as kind as to point me to an explanation/tutorial about classloaders
> ?
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