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The 'Class' and 'Method' classes

Chandra Kaye

Joined: Mar 04, 2003
Posts: 3
Hi all,
I dont know whether this has to go in the beginners/indermediate/advanced. I would like to know when and why anyone would need to use the above two classes?? Method class objects represents methods of an object. We can use the invoke() method of the Method class object to invoke the method represnted by the Method object on some other object. Since the same functions can be performed by just creating objects and calling their methods through the object_name.method() format, why do we really need these classes??
Thanks in advance.
Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Chandra KKKK,
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Dirk Schreckmann

Joined: Dec 10, 2001
Posts: 7023
Take a look at The Reflection Trail of Sun's Java Tutorial.
I agree. Here's the link:
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