Proxy.isProxyClass scalability

Mandy Chung mandy.chung at
Tue Apr 23 03:27:43 UTC 2013

On 4/21/2013 6:39 AM, Peter Levart wrote:
> On 04/21/2013 04:52 AM, Mandy Chung wrote:
>> Hi Peter,
>> I want to give it some more thought and discuss with you next week.  
>> As for the zero number of interface, I think it's a bug and it should 
>> throw IAE if the given interfaces array is empty.   Thanks for 
>> finding it and I'll file a separate bug for that since it requires 
>> spec update/clarification.
> I think it's a feature. It's useful, since it forwards Object methods 
> to InvocationHandler (equals, hashCode, ...). Sometimes that's all you 
> need.

Do you have specific use case or know any existing applications doing 
that?  What's the reason one would  prefer to create a proxy class with 
InvocationHandler rather than defining its own class that implements 
equals, hashCode, or toString() method?


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