Re: Help. Generics notation really <P> me off
Jacob Singer wrote:
You're right db.query(Shape) does not work but db.query(Shape.class)
is good to go because query() is expecting a class type. So what I
need is the generics equivalent of Shape.class and I thought that
would be `T' but it is not so.
Please do not top-post.
As Joshua explained, T is not a variable. Shape.class is a variable. T is
like 'Shape' in the expression, as Joshua said, not 'Shape.class'.
You need the equivalent of T.class, except for you can't use that so you have
to pass in a Class<? extends T> somehow, just as Joshua said.
public class ObjectContainer ...
Ellipses don't compile, and "Object" is not a good class-name part.
Another approach is to make the Container class generic, too.
public class Container<T extends Shape>
public static MySet <T> query()
// Notice how the keyword "Class" is spelled with an upper-case 'C'.
public class MyUsefulName <T extends Shape>
private final Container<T> container = initContainer();
public void exec()
MySet <T> stuff = container.query();
doMoreWith( stuff );
I didn't try to compile this, but it's a start for sure.
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