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As Bruce Eckel said in "Thinking in Java", When we deserialize an object(like "Aobj") from a file we still need the class file("Aobj.class") in the classpath.

why?

Is it the same in Java RMI when we transmit the object between the RMI server and clients?
 
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Serialization only stores the state of the object. A new object is built from the .class file and the saved state is applied to it.
 
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thanks!
 
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