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Singleton class + object.clone() ?

 
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Using clone method within Singleton class is recommended approach ?
 
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What would you clone? Wouldn't having a clone sort of defeat the purpose of a singleton?
 
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@ kri shan
It's shallow copy not deep copy. It's better if you tell purpose behind using clone method in singletone class.

Java Documentation wrote:The method clone for class Object performs a specific cloning operation. First, if the class of this object does not implement the interface Cloneable, then a CloneNotSupportedException is thrown. Note that all arrays are considered to implement the interface Cloneable. Otherwise, this method creates a new instance of the class of this object and initializes all its fields with exactly the contents of the corresponding fields of this object, as if by assignment; the contents of the fields are not themselves cloned. Thus, this method performs a "shallow copy" of this object, not a "deep copy" operation.

The class Object does not itself implement the interface Cloneable, so calling the clone method on an object whose class is Object will result in throwing an exception at run time.



 
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