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Interface Collection(E)...what is E here?

Sam Mites

Joined: Nov 27, 2005
Posts: 15
I was going through java api documentation, and I saw the
Interface Collection<E>, Interface Iterable<T> etc. what do <E> and <T> represents here ? and what is the context of their usage?

Thanks in advance.
Christophe Verré

Joined: Nov 24, 2005
Posts: 14688

Have a look at an introduction on Generics :

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