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J2SE

During a discussion with a colleague we started talking about the problems of equals() with inheritance. He mentioned Joshua Bloch's Effective Java book which covers this topic quit well but more or less said that this problem cannot be resolved. This was enough to get me hooked onto this problem and I came up with a solution quite fast. Afterwards I started to think about other solutions and...
on Oct 29, 2004
I know that probably backward compatibility is the main reason to keep java.lang.Cloneable as it is. Nevertheless as I hopefully showed in my rant about this still unresolved issue this shortcoming of the Cloneable interface is still haunting us. To prevent the impression that I only complain about problems I am going to suggest a solution to this problem that, I hope, will end this problem once...
on Oct 13, 2004