Re: limitations on using enum as generic parameter

Lew <>
Wed, 9 Feb 2011 10:07:04 -0800 (PST)
On Feb 8, 5:44 pm, Daniele Futtorovic
<> wrote:

On 08/02/2011 21:31, Lew allegedly wrote:

"Ken Wesson" allegedly wrote:

In the special case of an enum there's getEnumConstants.

Daniele Futtorovic wrote:

Which doesn't work via reflection, FWIW

Would you explain what you mean by that? 'getEnumConstants()' is
itself a method of reflection.

It means what it says and, upon verification, turns out to be my

If I understood what it said, I wouldn't have had to ask.

mistake. I had assumed there was some VM support for the enum constants.
Hadn't checked well enough. Thanks for pointing it out.

What does the VM have to do with it? This is a Java question, not a
VM question.

My question is what you mean by "via reflection"? I understand the
term to mean the use of methods that reveal information about a type
without direct use of the type as such. So whatever the VM does or
does not do, 'getEnumConstants()' is a reflective method.

Because your stsatement seems well founded on an understanding that is
different from mine, I ask again what you mean.


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