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toArray() question

Charith Fernando
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Joined: Sep 12, 2005
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i have seen code segments which uses the toArray() in different ways... just want to know the best mechanism and the difference...



please note that this is in Java 1.4 in Java 5 we dont need the cast if we have a list which will only contain Strings...

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wise owen
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Joined: Feb 02, 2006
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If the passed array is large enough to contain the values to be returned, the method returns the passed array reference (that now contains the values to be returned) and not a newly created one.
[ October 23, 2006: Message edited by: wise owen ]
I agree. Here's the link:
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