Find loaded classes derived from X

Is there a way to enumerate classes which have been loaded, which are derived from X or which implement interface Y?

My best shot is to do something like:

(1) Assume it is Sun J2 and enumerate all classes using the approach shown at where you snoop the ClassLoader private Vector of classes.

(2) Use the instanceof operator on each to find the classes.

Is there something less brutal and more efficient? I can live without portability, but that would be nice too.
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objectsConnect With a Mentor Commented:
that would seem the way to go
may break though if sun changes underlying class loader implementation
rstaveleyAuthor Commented:
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