Getting Type Information

mgnews at mgnews at
Wed Jun 11 10:59:13 PDT 2008

Oh sorry. I am aware of these tools, but I start from source code. But perhaps I can use one of them after compilation, because only from the source file it's hard to get all type information. My last impression was that none of them fills my needs. 

So I will try to build my own analyzer. I know sorcerer, which is a great tool, but could be better documented :-)

-------- Original-Nachricht --------
> Datum: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 09:03:46 -0700
> Von: Jonathan Gibbons <Jonathan.Gibbons at Sun.COM>
> An: mgnews at
> CC: compiler-dev at
> Betreff: Re: Getting Type Information

> It depends where you are starting from.   If you have class files that 
> you want to look at, you might want to analyse those directly, examining 
> the constant pool for entries that define types. There are several 
> easily available libraries for reading class files.
> -- Jon
> mgnews at wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > I want to extract all external types which are used in a class.
> > Is there an easy way to do this? I tried the Visitor, but the type
> information (e.g. for variables) is stored in different ways, so it's more like
> a trial and error.
> >
> > Perhaps I just didn't find the right documentation.
> >
> > Kind regards
> >   

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