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Study Gude Chap 7 Q16 (errata applied)

Jacky Zhang
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Joined: Sep 17, 2006
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Given a method declared as:
public static <E extends Number> List<E> process(List<E> nums)

A programmer wants to use this method like this:
// INSERT DECLARATIONS HERE
output = process(input);

Which pairs of declarations could be placed at // INSERT DECLARATIONS HERE to allow the code to compile? (Choose all that apply.)

A. ArrayList<Integer> input = null;
ArrayList<Integer> output = null;

my comments: E replaced by Integer,
which meets the return collection type <Integer>
and the generic declaration <Integer extend Number>.
ArrayList<Integer> should be campatible with List<Integer>
so this is a correct answer.


B. ArrayList<Integer> input = null;
List<Integer> output = null;

my comments: same reasoning as A, this is a correct answer.


C. ArrayList<Integer> input = null;
List<Number> output = null;

my comments: E replaced by Integer,
List<Number> violates the return collection type which should be
List<Integer>

D. List<Number> input = null;
ArrayList<Integer> output = null;

my comments: E replaced by Number,
ArrayList<Integer> violates the return collection type which should
be List<Number>


E. List<Number> input = null;
List<Number> output = null;

my comments: E replaced by Number,
which meets the return collection type List<Number>
and the generic declaration <Number extends Number>.
so this is a correct answer.


F. List<Integer> input = null;
List<Integer> output = null;

my comments: E replaced by Integer,
which meets the return collection type List<Integer>
and the generic declaration <Integer extends number>.
so this is a correct answer.

so my answer would be: ABEF

is it correct?
 
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