Uses of Class
Provides classes that are fundamental to the design of the Java programming language.
Provides classes and interfaces for obtaining reflective information about classes and objects.
Uses of LinkageError in java.langModifier and TypeClassDescription
classThrown when an application tries to call an abstract method.
classThrown to indicate that an
invokedynamicinstruction or a dynamic constant failed to resolve its bootstrap method and arguments, or for
invokedynamicinstruction the bootstrap method has failed to provide a call site with a target of the correct method type, or for a dynamic constant the bootstrap method has failed to provide a constant value of the required type.
classThrown when the Java Virtual Machine detects a circularity in the superclass hierarchy of a class being loaded.
classThrown when the Java Virtual Machine attempts to read a class file and determines that the file is malformed or otherwise cannot be interpreted as a class file.
classSignals that an unexpected exception has occurred in a static initializer.
classThrown if an application attempts to access or modify a field, or to call a method that it does not have access to.
classThrown when an incompatible class change has occurred to some class definition.
classThrown when an application tries to use the Java
newconstruct to instantiate an abstract class or an interface.
classThrown if the Java Virtual Machine or a
ClassLoaderinstance tries to load in the definition of a class (as part of a normal method call or as part of creating a new instance using the
newexpression) and no definition of the class could be found.
classThrown if an application tries to access or modify a specified field of an object, and that object no longer has that field.
classThrown if an application tries to call a specified method of a class (either static or instance), and that class no longer has a definition of that method.
classThrown if the Java Virtual Machine cannot find an appropriate native-language definition of a method declared
classThrown when the Java Virtual Machine attempts to read a class file and determines that the major and minor version numbers in the file are not supported.
classThrown when the "verifier" detects that a class file, though well formed, contains some sort of internal inconsistency or security problem.
Uses of LinkageError in java.lang.reflectModifier and TypeClassDescription
classThrown when a syntactically malformed signature attribute is encountered by a reflective method that needs to interpret the generic signature information for a type, method or constructor.