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

      Methods  
      Modifier and Type Method and Description
      boolean isClassReloadable(Class clazz)
      Determine whether the given class is reloadable (in this ClassLoader).
    • Method Detail

      • isClassReloadable

        boolean isClassReloadable(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