Re: serialisation panic

"Mike Schilling" <>
Mon, 14 Jan 2008 16:47:43 GMT
Roedy Green wrote:

On Sun, 13 Jan 2008 23:31:51 -0500, Lew <> wrote,
quoted or indirectly quoted someone who said :

OK, not "nothing" to do with serialization, but static fields are
deserialized, they're initialized when the class is loaded, whether
because of serialization or for any other reason. In that sense
initialization is not dependent on (de)serialization, which is what
I was trying to convey.

Normally class loading happens as a side effect of running
or a method. With serialisation reconstitution, you don't run any

Or there's some hidden method, called during deserialization, which
gives you an uninitialized object given the class object,

    Object getUninitializedObject(Class clazz)

The class will be initialized when "clazz" is created, e.g. via
Class.forName().. No special mechanism required.

So some special mechanism is necessary to get the class

It might call <clinit> or it might use reflection to call some
innocuous method of Object.

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