Re: Idiom for forcing class loading?

Tom Anderson <>
Fri, 20 Nov 2009 17:20:18 +0000
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On Thu, 19 Nov 2009, Little Green Man wrote:

On Nov 19, 4:11?pm, Tom Anderson <> wrote:

You're absolutely right, of course, and if i was in charge, that's how
it would be done. Sadly, the ManglerRegistry is supplied by someone
else, their parsing code depends on it, and we need their parsing code.
All very annoying.

Consider shopping around for an alternative that does the same job.
Preferably open source.

Believe me, i am constantly on the lookout for just that.

The trouble is that this Mangler business is not a standalone thing. It's
just one tentacle of a vast and terrifying tentacle-monster. There's no
way to replace tentacles bit by bit - we'd have to replace the whole


If it ain't broke, open it up and see what makes it so bloody special.

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