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Re: new jalopy available

From: Michael Koch
Subject: Re: new jalopy available
Date: Sat, 22 Nov 2003 16:01:30 +0100
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On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 07:57:55AM -0700, Eric Blake wrote:
> Michael Koch wrote:
> >
> >Serializable classes have to have their fields in the same order as in
> >in SUNs classes because of serialization issues.
> I thought we already had the style rule that all serialized classes provide 
> an explicit serialVersionUID - because we cannot depend on the compiler to 
> generate the same serial version as Sun.  Case in point: when a class 
> literal appears in the class, Sun emits a one-argument class$ method, but 
> jikes emits a two-argument version; this affects the serial version.  Also, 
> as long as the serial version is correct, deserialization is name-based 
> (not offset-based). Therefore, field ordering does not matter, so long as 
> we provide the explicit UID.

Thx for clarifying this. It wasnt clear to me. I thought its always
offset based.


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