gameover gameover - 1 month ago 22
Java Question

What is a class literal in Java?

From the Java tutorial:


Finally, there's also a special kind of literal called a class literal, formed by taking a type name and appending "
.class
"; for example,
String.class
. This refers to the object (of type
Class
) that represents the type itself.


To what type of variable can this literal be assigned to?

Please give a small example if possible.

Answer
Class<String> c = String.class;

Check out the Javadoc for java.lang.Class to see what you can do with one of these little guys - mostly related to reflection

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