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Passing Java Classes as Parameters

by DanEllison (Sexton)
on Feb 08, 2012 at 19:24 UTC ( #952563=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
DanEllison has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

I'm using Inline::Java to interface with a commercial Java API. Everything is working real well. However, I've run into a couple of methods that expect a class to be passed instead of a simple object. For example I have a Java method defined like:

public java.util.List list(java.lang.Class jClass) { ... }

The list method returns a list of all objects of class jClass that are associated to the method's object (jObject).

How can I call the method from perl and specify a class as the parameter?

I know that this works:

my $jSubObject = new com::myco::jSubClass(); my $list = $jObject->list($jSubObject->getClass());

But obviously, I don't want to define a new object just to get it's class.

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