Serialization patch and question

Jose Orlando Pereira jop at
Wed Feb 3 11:06:09 PST 1999

Godmar Back wrote:
> >
> > Before I start working on this, is there any chance of using default
> > Object.equals() and Object.hashCode() methods on an object of a derived
> > class, which redefines them as something else, besides "going native"?
> >
> I am not sure I understand everything you say, but there is
> System.identityHashCode(Object o), which return the hashcode that would
> be returned if Object.hashCode() is not overridden.

Yes, that's it. Thank you. I knew I had seen it before.
> In Kaffe, it returns the address of the object --- which opens a whole
> new can of worms once we'll use moving collectors.

No easy solution for that... You'll probably have to store something within
the object.

Jose Orlando Pereira
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