Subject Re: [IB-Architect] What will make InterBase more attractive?
Author Jim Starkey
At 05:29 PM 4/6/00 -0400, you wrote:
> Concerning dynamic class replacement: This was anticipated by the Java
>fathers and I think it can easily be done in any VDM using custom class
>loaders. This is what servlet engines do when servlets are updated. If a
>servlet is replaced while the server is running, the next time it is
>instantiated the loader looks at the file timestamp which stores the class
>and compares it to the timestamp of when the class was last loaded. If it
>is newer a new copy of the class is loaded. Batta bing, batta boom.

I've actually implemented a JVM that does it, but it is more complicated
than you think. But, alas, it's mine and not Ann's. She's more willing
to share than I am.

Jim Starkey