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  • From: gtn@ebt.com (Gavin Nicol)
  • To: Bill.Smith@Eng.Sun.COM
  • Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 14:52:47 -0500

>The term "callback" doesn't make much sense in Java since (if I remember
>correctly) you can't pass function pointers in Java - there are no pointers.
>If we are language-independent but object-oriented, callback is still the
>wrong term. 
>Abstract class or interface would be more accurate.

While I agree with eveything, I should note that you can call
a method by name in JAVA (ie. you can fake callbacks).

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