reflect on

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to reflect on

  1. (transitive) To think carefully about something, and give it due consideration.
  2. (transitive, computing) To access details of (a data type, etc.) at run-time using reflection.
    • 1999, Sheng Liang, The Java Native Interface
      It is sometimes useful to be able to reflect on class or interface types in native code as well.
    • 2001, Jørgen Lindskov Knudsen, ECOOP 2001 - Object-oriented Programming: 15th European Conference
      Load-time MOPs reflect on the bytecode and make use of a modified class loader.
    • 2005, Eric Gunnerson, Nick Wienholt, Anders Hejlsberg, A Programmer's Introduction to C# 2.0
      To define attribute classes and reflect on them at runtime, you have to consider a few more issues.
  3. To give an impression of (used with an adverb).
    The recent spate of vandalism by pupils does not reflect well on the school.

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