Serialization of base type


Is it possible to do something like:

class Parent implements Serializable {
class Child extends Parent {

void Serialize()
    Child c = new Child();
    byte[] b = c.serializeToByteArray();


void Deserialize(byte[] b)
    Parent p = (Parent)b.deserialize();

Just wondering...

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I'm a litle lost.

You wont to clone the Child class.

If it is that, you can serialize the Child and after do the unserialize and you got the clone.
If you are using java serialization, its quite possible. You don't need the
extra method Serialize/Deserialize

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