Clone , Shallow and Deep Copy

 

 

The default Object.clone() is indeed a shallow copy. However, it’s designed to throw a CloneNotSupportedException unless your object implements Cloneable.

And when you implement Cloneable, you should override clone() to make it do a deep copy, by calling clone() on all fields that are themselves cloneable.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: