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Generic Method declaration

 
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from john myer's mock test.

I just playing around with the code, and wonder why we can declare method at #1 and #2?? what is the logic?

String is part of <? super String>

 
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why we can declare method at #1 and #2


we can't!

List<? super String> can take a String or a superclass of String as a type argument. List<String> can have only a String type argument. The compiler cannot be sure that you would always pass in a List<String> since List<? super String> also allows a List<Object>. Hence, disallowed.
 
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