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java.lang.StackOverflowError - Why?

DC Dalton
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Joined: May 28, 2001
Posts: 287
Ive built a quick object to hold log in data & extended hashtable so I can quick grab whatever info I need but for some silly reason Im getting a StackOverflowError on the overridden get Method...Ive done this several times before & never had this problem....or (as very well may be) Im having another on eof those "DUH" days! Here's the code:
public class LogInObject extends java.util.Hashtable{
public LogInObject(){

public LogInObject(String compName, String privledges, String realName, String lastAccess, String cage){
this.put("compName", compName);
this.put("privledges", privledges);
this.put("realName", realName);
this.put("lastAccess", lastAccess);
this.put("cageCode", cage);
public String get(String info){
return (String)this.get(info);
If I remove my get Method all is fine but then I have to cast the incoming data...too much of a pain......Any clue? Thanks folks
[ May 23, 2003: Message edited by: DC Dalton ]
Joel McNary

Joined: Aug 20, 2001
Posts: 1824

or (as very well may be) Im having another on eof those "DUH" days!

Don't worry, we all have those....

the "this" was calling the "get" method which was calling "this.get" which was calling "this.get" ...
[ May 23, 2003: Message edited by: Joel McNary ]

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Michael Morris
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Joined: Jan 30, 2002
Posts: 3451
...Im having another on eof those "DUH" days!
Try changing this.get(info) to super.get(info).

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Michael Morris
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Joined: Jan 30, 2002
Posts: 3451
Damn Joel, We're gonna have to change our terminology around here from "Yingst" to "McNaryed".
I agree. Here's the link:
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