StackTraceElement question

Christos Zoulas christos at
Fri Oct 5 12:04:47 PDT 2012


I don't know if this belongs to this list, but if it does not,
please point me to where it does. I think that it would be nice if
StackTraceElement which currently contains:

    boolean	equals(Object obj)
    String	getClassName()
    String	getFileName()
    int		getLineNumber()
    String	getMethodName()
    int		hashCode()
    boolean	isNativeMethod()
    String	toString()

It would be more useful for it to also contain:

    Class<?>	getClass()

The reason I am asking, is because I have an application where I
would like to find the enclosing class from where the exception is
thrown not the superclass, but I cannot deduce that from the class
name. If STE contained the above method, I could do:

	Class<?> c = ste.getClass();
	while (c.getEnclosingClass() != null) {
	     c = c.getEnclosingClass();
	return c.getName();

to find the class I want, and getClassName() could be just a wrapper:

	String getClassName() {
	    return getClass().getName();

Is there any reason to store the name instead of the Class<?>? Is it
possible to fix this in a future version of the jdk?



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