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A remote dynamic Command pattern with GWT and LinkSet

, 19 Jan 2011 LGPL3
Command pattern is a very useful solution, but it causes some problems when used in a distributed environment.
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Class MethodPointer</H2>
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java.lang.Object
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<DT><PRE>public final class <B>MethodPointer</B><DT>extends java.lang.Object</DL>
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The pointer to a listener
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  <DD>Lukasz Bownik (lukasz.bownik@gmail.com)</DD>
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<TD><CODE><B><A HREF="../../org/linkset/MethodPointer.html#MethodPointer(java.lang.Object, java.lang.String)">MethodPointer</A></B>(java.lang.Object&nbsp;target,
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<CODE>&nbsp;boolean</CODE></FONT></TD>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This method is equivalent to invoke((Object[])null);</TD>
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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Exerutes a method pointed by this pointer</TD>
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public <B>MethodPointer</B>(java.lang.Object&nbsp;target,
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hashCode</H3>
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<DD>Exerutes a method pointed by this pointer
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invoke</H3>
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