Re: Polymorphism in Java SE?

Lew <>
Sun, 23 Dec 2007 12:27:29 -0500
Stefan Ram wrote:

Michael Jung <> writes:

To use the parse() method of a NumberFormat (Eric)
is very close to what I was looking for.

Why doesn't this solve your problem completely?

  In fact, it might be so close to what I was looking
  for that I can not tell the difference.
  (The only thing simpler might be a static method.)

What is missing/excess in:
Number x = NumberFormat.getInstance().parse(argv[0]);

  A slight excess here is ?getInstance()?.
  A hypothetical ?NumberFormat.parse(...)? would be simpler.

catch (ParseException e)

  At this point I have not yet taught exceptions.

  I am using a ?frame? for the first lessons which looks like

public class Main
{ public static void main( final java.lang.String[] args )
  { ... }}

  The students are asked to use this frame for some lessons
  accepting that not all details of it have been explained yet.

  Possibly, that frame should more generally be:

public class Main
{ public static void main( final java.lang.String[] args )
  throws java.lang.Exception
  { ... }}


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