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From Joel Rees <>
Subject Re: [OT] Not spam...I swear--
Date Wed, 22 Jan 2003 01:50:32 GMT
> Ehh... Externalizable extends Serializable, so it still holds that only
> objects of class that - directly or indirectly - implement Serializable can
> be serialized.

Darn. And here I thought I had a good excuse to waste an afternoon.

> As for placing an otherwise non-serializable object into an array, and then
> serializing the array: you'll still get a
> as soon as the serialization machinery encounters the first component of the
> array that isn't serializable. If objects of any class were serializable,
> this exception class needn't exist.

Well, you do have to extend the class ... 

Joel Rees <>

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