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Introspection vs Reflection

Pho Tek
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Are introspection and reflection two different things ?


Manfred Leonhardt
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Hi Pho,
Sort of ...
Introspection is figuring out yourself (class)
Reflection is figuring out any class
That means that we can use reflection to perform introspection ... weird huh?
Pho Tek
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So java.beans.Introspector#getBeanInfo() is performing
introspection and not reflections ?
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