Basic stupidity Java generics

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Thu, 4 Sep 2008 12:58:52 -0700 (PDT)
Hi all,
Probably I am doing something very twisted, but I keep getting an
"incompatible types" compile error and I don't know why. I brought it
back to the very simple script below. Could somebody please explain
me, why is this incorrect, it seems perfectly logical to me... :(
This is a big problem for me, because I want to hide all
implementation behind interfaces, and I need the return type
IContainer<Ithing> to be compatible with Container<Thing>. Apparently
it isn't.
Anyone? Many things for any help!

public class Test {
    public interface IThing {
    public interface IContainer<TYPE extends IThing> {
    public class Thing implements IThing {
    public class Container<TYPE extends Thing> implements
IContainer<TYPE> {
    public Test() {
        IContainer<IThing> var = new Container<Thing>();
    public static void main(String[] args) {
        new Test();

$ javac incompatible types
found : Test.Container<Test.Thing>
required: Test.IContainer<Test.IThing>
                IContainer<IThing> var = new Container<Thing>();
1 error

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