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Arrays of generics

 
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The last question is about arrays and generics. Which of the following lines can be

compiled?

a)Basket<Apple>[] b = new Basket<Apple>[10];

b)Basket<?>[] b = new Basket<Apple>[10];

c)Basket<?>[] b = new Basket<?>[10];-answer

d)public <T> T[] test() {return null;}-answer

e)public <T> T[] test() {return new T[10];}


why new Basket<?>[10] is legal in option c. Can anybody please explain?
 
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Take a look at this. You may also find interesting this other entry which explains what reifiable types are.
[ September 10, 2007: Message edited by: Sergio Tridente ]
 
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