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Generics - how to make a Sheep eat Grass

 
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I had a question about problem 10 in the Self Test of the chapter 7 in SCJP 5 book. I got the answer wrong, however, looking at the solution, when you change Herbivore to extend Animal, the munch() method defined by Hungry now has the Sheep eating the Sheep. Just for my own clarification and to help me better grasp generics, how would you go about changing the code sample so that the sheep could eat grass?

I came up with a possible solution, but it required eliminating Herbivore extending Hungry and then having Sheep implement both interfaces seperately. Would there have been a better alternative approach?


[ May 05, 2006: Message edited by: James Ridley ]
 
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