Re: How does it know?

Knute Johnson <>
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:52:12 -0700
On 9/14/2014 19:26, Arne Vajh?j wrote:

On 9/14/2014 10:50 AM, Knute Johnson wrote:

On 9/12/2014 18:11, Roedy Green wrote:

On Fri, 12 Sep 2014 08:11:39 -0700, Knute Johnson
<> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted
someone who said :

When all the .class files are in the
working directory they are in the CLASSPATH. Are all of the classes in
a .jar in the CLASSPATH too?

When you have a jar, the classpath is ignored, unless you have one
inside the jar. All the classes in the jar are potentially loadable.

That was my question. So any class in a jar can be loaded and a static
method called on it by using its classname.methodname(). I assume then
if the jar manifest has a Class-Path: statement pointing to another jar,
all those classes are potentially loadable too?


If it is in the classpath then it can be loaded - how the path
got in the classpath should not matter.




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