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I have a doubt in the following statement specified in the spec
"The conversational state of a STATEFUL session object is defined as the session bean instance�s fieldvalues, plus the transitive closure of the objects from the instance�s fields reached by following Java object references.
I couldn't understand statement in bold ? Can anyone explain me...
When an object is serialized in Java, it is the transitive closure of the object that is serialized. The transitive closure is the complete set of all the objects to which an object holds references, and all the objects referenced by those objects.