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Super Proxy: Create object to access private members

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This class can be used to create object of a class in order to access private and protected variables and functions of another class.

It uses reflection to create a copy of the declaration of a given class and changes it to turn private and protected variables and functions.

The class can create an object of the original class copy.

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When you want to perform a tests that verify whether a given class works as expected, you may need to call functions or access variables that are private or protected.

That circumstance raises a difficulty because you can only access private and protected members from inside the same class.

This class provides a workaround that consists in creating a clone of the original class which has all private and protected variables and functions made public.

This way it becomes possible to access all class members for testing purposes.

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Great idea.
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