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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject Re: [logging] tech.xml - child-first classloading not considered harmful
Date Wed, 04 May 2005 17:37:57 GMT
On Tue, 2005-05-03 at 07:58 -0700, Mike Colbert wrote:


> As an aside, isn't "child-first" really a misnomer and it's more like
> "parent-last"?  Assuming the parent is at the top of the hierarchy, child-first
> implies (to me), that the heirarchy is walked downwardly from the parent, not
> upwardly from the bottom.

oh, if only it were all so simple :)

real life classloader hierarchies can (and regularly do) mix the two
types. so, it's really only possible to talk about the behaviour of a
single classloader.

- robert

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