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Why in collection Objects are assigned to super reference

 
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Dear All,

In collection i saw where they are recommanding to use List l= new ArrayList();
why not ArrayList l= new ArrayList();

 
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List is not the "super" of ArrayList -- it's the implemented interface. And why you should code against the interfaces has been covered many times in this forum. Please search for those discussions.
 
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This is a frequently asked question; have a look at this older topic which contains links to more answers.
 
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