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Any need to use generics if using java 1.5

 
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I am doing my assignment in java 1.5, for the features it provides, and also because I am not getting time to work on the assignment, so I could slip.

Any need to use generics if using java 1.5.
 
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No it's not mandatory. You will get a compile-time warning if you use a Collection but don't specify what's in the Collection. But you can still compile.
 
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I would recommend using Generics if you are using 1.5. Yes, it is a little more work(if you are currently not using Generics), but it is also a way of letting the compiler catch your bugs for you
[ March 02, 2006: Message edited by: Lara McCarver ]
 
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