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class.newInstance() Vs object.clone()

kri shan
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class.newInstance() creates new instance dynamically and object.clone() creates the replica object. What is the difference(both are used for creating instances)?
Maneesh Godbole
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Did you fully read the API docs for Object#clone() ? What would happen if you invoke the clone() on an object?

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