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David Newton wrote:It returns a List, not an ArrayList, no?
Actually it does return an ArrayList, just not java.util.ArrayList. The returned class is java.util.Arrays.ArrayList, a private static class inside class java.util.Arrays. But yeah, you're right that as far as the API is concerned, it does return a List.