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Generics Question

Krishna doddi

Joined: Oct 09, 2006
Posts: 14
public <T> List<T> meth(List<?> type)
System.out.println(type); // 1
return new ArrayList<String>(); // 2

Line 1 compiles fine.
Line 2 Fails. Reason : List Required

Cant we return a ArrayList where List is required???
I think we can return the subclass right.


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Keith Lynn
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Joined: Feb 07, 2005
Posts: 2398
Actually the error message from the compiler is

It's not saying that you can't return an ArrayList.

It's saying it expects you to return a List whose elements are the type parameter T.
I agree. Here's the link:
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