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Problem with arraylist

saidi Bandi
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my project is developed in java1.4, now we are upgarding with 1.5, for this i am getting th eproblem with arrayList

as of my project , ArrayList is holding interger values as well as string type values.

please tell me,how could above scenario is possible in java 1.5(generics concepts)?

Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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what about List<Object> aList = new ArrayList<Object>();?
Ankit Garg
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If you are upgrading to 1.5, then you are not forced to use generics. You can leave your current implementation untouched. But still if you want to or are told to use generics, then you can do what seetharaman told...


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Seetharaman Venkatasamy
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Ankit Garg wrote:If you are upgrading to 1.5, then you are not forced to use generics.


Well Ankit. but if you not use generic ,you will get warning .it looks bad when you revise the code
Balu Sadhasivam
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Ankit Garg wrote:If you are upgrading to 1.5, then you are not forced to use generics.

seetharaman venkatasamy :
Well Ankit. but if you not use generic ,you will get warning .it looks bad when you revise the code



Not bad considering none screws up the legacy applications.. It takes days to change and days to test... i restrain from it..
Campbell Ritchie
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You are all right! It is a bad idea to ignore compiler warnings . . . but it is probably a worse idea to change code which already works correctly.
Steve Luke
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Except the fact that the List is holding two different data types, Strings and Integers, which suggests a better storage mechanism is needed - why does your list contain two different data types? How are they related? Would it be better to store them in a manner that better represents the relationship between the Integer and String values?


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