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Posted by aasc50 on August 28, 2001 at 9:11 PM

> does anyone know how i can call a method whose name
> is determined dynamically? for instance, if i have two
> methods:

> public void method0(){
> }

> public void method1(){
> }

> and i want to call the method based on the value
> of x (without using an if statement), can i do
> so? in other words, instead of calling method0()
> or method1(), can i call, so to speak, methodx(),
> which, if x is 0, will call method0() and, if x
> is 1, will call method1()?

i dont think you can. you might want to rethink what you want to accomplish. maybe you can do the same thing my using switching blocks or flags. you can also always use a "for-do" statement.


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