Thank you for the lesson. Today is a good day as I learned something new. As much as I dislike java, it does have it's place and I am trying to learn more about it. Perhaps someday I might believe it is something more than a beverage.
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From: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dan Kimmel
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 4:39 PM
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
Subject: RE: class path question
Java runs from jar files. There is no advantage in "unpacking" them as you suggest. The jvm itself is contained in a clutch of jar files. Java classloaders that handle jar files can decompress from the jar file only the class files needed by the application directly into memory. There's actually less work finding a class within the jar file directory than there is finding it in a file system directory.