Object IDs for Class Objects

I have realized that it is of crucial importance to get this scheme to work with a class’ java.lang.Class object, because that is what static synchronized methods use for synchronization. However, like I said before, I can probably overload the $$$getObjectID$$$ method for java.lang.Class and somehow use the class index that I’m generating for the method database.

The first problem is that I need to distinguish a class index from a normal object ID. I can probably do that by simply negating them and subtracting one: -1 is the code for an unavailable object ID, so class index 1 would correspond to object ID -2, and so on.

Right now, I don’t yet know how to even get to that class index, though. And I don’t know if there’s a difference between a class’ Class object, like Integer.class or one that gets created later for reflection.

Much to ponder, but at progress at last/least.


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Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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