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I was going through the tutorials i saw

ArrayList<?> coll1 = new ArrayList <?> (); // error

will not compile but i am able to compile it. Please advice where i am wrong?
 
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Originally posted by nitin pokhriyal:
but i am able to compile it.


Interesting. For me, compilation fails.
 
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Please advice where i am wrong?


You're compiling the wrong class ?
 
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Strange thing if i am trying to compile it wil Jdeveloper it will compile fine for me but if i try to use jdevelopers jdk in comand prompt i got

1. B.java:8: unexpected type
2. found : ?
3. required: class or interface without bounds
4. ArrayList<?> arr=new ArrayList<?>();


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I don't see anything wrong here!


Thanks,
 
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Chandra bhatt,

That is what i am not getting from jdeveloper but when i try to compile from command prompt i got error.
 
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Originally posted by Chandra Bhatt:


I don't see anything wrong here!


Thanks,



Read this FAQ entry.
 
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that is the reference material i refered but y chandra is not getting error even if i use jdeveloper i am also not getting that error as i explained in my previous post.
 
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Ooops!
I missed that.

Thanks Barry



It wont compile. While constructing an parameterized object, you must give
it a type that is actual object and not wildcard. You can use wildcard
parameterized type with ref variable not object type.
 
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