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From "Caldarale, Charles R" <Chuck.Caldar...@unisys.com>
Subject RE: [OT] tomcat 5.5.25 shared lib and sharing webapp jars
Date Sun, 11 Oct 2009 14:41:55 GMT
> From: Christopher Schultz [mailto:chris@christopherschultz.net]
> Subject: Re: [OT] tomcat 5.5.25 shared lib and sharing webapp jars
> 
> Yes, but in order to /detect/ the change, the ClassLoader needs to know
> which classes it loaded. I wasn't suggesting that the WebappClassLoader
> re-loads classes individually, but it needs to detect individual changes
> in .class files and JAR files.

Correct, but that only requires tracking the /source/ of the loaded classes symbolically,
not hanging onto a reference to the java.lang.Class instance.  The latter is only necessary
due to the required violation of the delegation rules.

 - Chuck


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