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Vijay Chandran
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Joined: Jan 07, 2007
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Dear friends,
Why does the variable x2 (Line 5) produce compiler error?
What exactly T is? Is it equivalent to E?

Kindly provide your help.
Regards,
Vijay
Collins Mbianda
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Joined: Aug 11, 2007
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Hi !!!


is not compiling because the method is waiting for two arguments of the same type. You give him an int and a Double.
Note that integer litteral are considered like int. Thus 123 will be boxed as an Integer.

You should write this:


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Arek Orzechowski
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Joined: Nov 03, 2007
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Hi,

I agree it should be


but I think the reason the original line is not compiling are not the parameters (123 is boxed as Integer) but the result, which is of class Number (common superclass of Integer and Double) and cannot be converted to double

this compiles ok:
Collins Mbianda
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Originally posted by Arek Orzechowski:
Hi,
....
this compiles ok:


I agree with you that the code will compile, because Number is superclass of Integer and Double. Since we are talking of compilation it's ok.

I will just add that the code will throw a ClassCastException if you don't turned 123 into a double even if it compiles.
Vijay Chandran
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Thanks for the reply!!!




Regards,
Vijay
 
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