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Generics & collections question

Thierry Henry

Joined: Jun 20, 2007
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i'm trying to create a type L that extends a List containing elements of type E.

I can't create an instance in the above example.. Anyone has some pointers or an example of how to go about this?
Jesper de Jong
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If I'm not mistaken, this is unfortunately not possible, because of the way Java generics currently work (with type erasure).

See this from Angelika Langer's excellent Java Generics FAQ:
Can I create an object whose type is a type parameter?

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