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A method's origin?

Brian Pianczk
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Hi all, is there any way to return a method's origin?

Besides typing in toCharArray in a Google search box; is there a way to display where a method is located, using Java?

Like a getClass() ?

Edit: Just using toCharArray as an example, I don't want to know that method specifically. I know it is in java.lang.String.
Henry Wong
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The JavaDoc is generally good at telling you the methods of a class -- and what methods are part of super classes, etc....

Henry


Books: Java Threads, 3rd Edition, Jini in a Nutshell, and Java Gems (contributor)
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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