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How get method source code from a class

avihai marchiano
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Joined: Jan 10, 2007
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We developed a model generator tool that get a �base model� as an input and generated rich model.
The �base model� is collection of POJO classes and the model generator analyzed the base model (with reflection) and with �ftl� generates �rich model� , which is the base model with additional annotations and logics.

Some classes in the �base-model� may contain additional method and I need to copy those methods as they are to the �rich-model� generated sources.

I need a way to copy those methods from the base-model (I work on it with reflection, but I have also the source) to the rich-model.

I think to do this by decompile. Are there any better way?
Is there any simple utility that decompile method?

Thank you
Ilja Preuss

Joined: Jul 11, 2001
Posts: 14112
If I were in that situation, I'd probably evaluate whether I could make use of the Decorator design pattern instead. That is, let the newly generated classes delegate to the original classes were appropriate.

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