public interface ClassPath
ClassPathis an interface implemented by objects representing a class search path.
ClassPooluses those objects for reading class files.
The users can define a class implementing this interface so that a class file is obtained from a non-standard source.
All Methods Instance Methods Abstract Methods Modifier and Type Method Description
find(java.lang.String classname)Returns the uniform resource locator (URL) of the class file with the specified name.
openClassfile(java.lang.String classname)Opens a class file.
java.io.InputStream openClassfile(java.lang.String classname) throws NotFoundExceptionOpens a class file. This method may be called just to examine whether the class file exists as well as to read the contents of the file.
This method can return null if the specified class file is not found. If null is returned, the next search path is examined. However, if an error happens, this method must throw an exception so that the search will be terminated.
This method should not modify the contents of the class file.
java.net.URL find(java.lang.String classname)Returns the uniform resource locator (URL) of the class file with the specified name.
classname- a fully-qualified class name.
- null if the specified class file could not be found.