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org.springframework.core
Interface SmartClassLoader


public interface SmartClassLoader

Interface to be implemented by a reloading-aware ClassLoader (e.g. a Groovy-based ClassLoader). Detected for example by Spring's CGLIB proxy factory for making a caching decision.

If a ClassLoader does not implement this interface, then all of the classes obtained from it should be considered as not reloadable (i.e. cacheable).

Since:
2.5.1
Author:
Juergen Hoeller

Method Summary
 boolean isClassReloadable(java.lang.Class clazz)
          Determine whether the given class is reloadable (in this ClassLoader).
 

Method Detail

isClassReloadable

boolean isClassReloadable(java.lang.Class clazz)
Determine whether the given class is reloadable (in this ClassLoader).

Typically used to check whether the result may be cached (for this ClassLoader) or whether it should be reobtained every time.

Parameters:
clazz - the class to check (usually loaded from this ClassLoader)
Returns:
whether the class should be expected to appear in a reloaded version (with a different Class object) later on

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