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Array creation using wildcards

Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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Why can't I create an Array whose component type is a wildcard parameterized type?

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Campbell Ritchie

Joined: Oct 13, 2005
Posts: 41051
Don't know, but I do know you cannot create an array of parameterised types. It has to do with erasure. But I do know that there have been posts about similar topics in the past (not in the last few weeks) which you should find on a search of JavaRanch.
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