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  Asked By: Ayden    Date: Nov 21    Category: Java    Views: 824

I am experiencing a problem trying to clone an object.
I have defined my own clone() method and I call it
from the methods in the class because I need to create
copies of the object and change them in certain ways.
In the clone method, I call the constructor of the
class, which changes certain variables in the object.
But the the new object is not the only one that ends
up with its variables changed--so does the old object
that instantiates the new object! Any idea why this



2 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Brent Brown     Answered On: Nov 21

one should not use the clone  method from within the class  itself. clone
is used when u want to create identical replicas of the same object  in
some other class not the same class. even though u may be able to do
that, it is not the right way of doing it.

there are cleaner ways of doing this. the problems u r facing could be
because u r passing references to ur constructor  inside clone method  and
when u modify the values of these references all the values are changed
in the new and the old object

try to avoid the clone stuff if this is what u want to accomplish.

Answer #2    Answered By: Cesara Fernandez     Answered On: Nov 21

I'm need something like this.
If i have a class

UserBean objUserBean = new UserBean();

--> UserBean has a getNumber() method

I need to work with it but in a general form like

Object obj = new UserBean();

--> i need obj.getNumber()

Some idea like the reflection, have any example to work with

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