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Reloader (Catalina Internal API Documentation)

org.apache.catalina.loader
Interface Reloader

All Known Implementing Classes:
StandardClassLoader, WebappClassLoader

public interface Reloader

Internal interface that ClassLoader implementations may optionally implement to support the auto-reload functionality of the classloader associated with the context.

Version:
$Revision: 1.5 $ $Date: 2001/07/22 20:25:10 $
Author:
Craig R. McClanahan

Method Summary
 void addRepository(java.lang.String repository)
          Add a new repository to the set of places this ClassLoader can look for classes to be loaded.
 java.lang.String[] findRepositories()
          Return a String array of the current repositories for this class loader.
 boolean modified()
          Have one or more classes or resources been modified so that a reload is appropriate?
 

Method Detail

addRepository


public void addRepository(java.lang.String repository)
Add a new repository to the set of places this ClassLoader can look for classes to be loaded.

Parameters:
repository - Name of a source of classes to be loaded, such as a directory pathname, a JAR file pathname, or a ZIP file pathname
Throws:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException - if the specified repository is invalid or does not exist

findRepositories


public java.lang.String[] findRepositories()
Return a String array of the current repositories for this class loader. If there are no repositories, a zero-length array is returned.


modified


public boolean modified()
Have one or more classes or resources been modified so that a reload is appropriate?



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