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Question on class loading

abhishek pendkay
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if there are 2 jar files in WEB-INF/lib directory of (a.jar and b.jar), they both have the same class but different implementation, which one gets loaded into JVM/ is it alphabetical? what's the order of precedence?

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Campbell Ritchie

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Don't know. Try it. Remember "name" for a class includes its package.
Rob Spoor

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I think the official answer is "undefined". But as Campbell said, it only applies if the fully qualified name is exactly the same.

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