Re: Java Memory question

Lew <>
Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:07:00 -0400
On 03/16/2011 10:57 AM, Joshua Cranmer wrote:

On 03/16/2011 10:27 AM, Eric wrote:

Are you paying attention? I thought we already discussed this.

I'm paying attention to someone who has a chip on his shoulder about using the
correct terminology.

To clone an object is to create a new object as a copy of it.

Not here, no. This is Java. In Java, as Joshua explains below and several of
us have tried to get through to you, "clone" has a specific meaning. USE THE

You really don't want to be stubborn about this, I assure you.

Passing a serialized object through a stream creates new object as a
copy of it.
Technically it uses different methods from the Java. Functionally
it's the same thing.
I call it cloning because that's the method name!

And you're wrong to do so.

Pay attention!

A consistent problem in this thread has been the misunderstanding of
terminology. In Java, the term `cloning' without any other qualifiers is
understood to mean the creation of a copy of an object through invocation of
the clone() method or similar; in other words, a Java near-equivalent to a C++
copy constructor. What you are referring to is definitely not this form of
`cloning'; hence your consistent reference to it causes confusion among
everyone else.

And, Eric, your obstinate refusal to use the correct terminology is at best

Honi soit qui mal y pense.

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