Wrapper class that parses a given Java .class file. The method parse returns a
JavaClass object on success. When an I/O error or an
inconsistency occurs an appropriate exception is propagated back to
The structure and the names comply, except for a few conveniences,
exactly with the
JVM specification 1.0. See this paper for
further details about the structure of a bytecode file.
Parses the given Java class file and return an object that represents
the contained data, i.e., constants, methods, fields and commands.
A ClassFormatException is raised, if the file is not a valid
.class file. (This does not include verification of the byte code as it
is performed by the java interpreter).