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Is it possible to cast "this" to a generic type?

 
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Is there any way to avoid the compiler warning: "Type safety: Unchecked cast from AbstractBuilder<T> to T"? (Other than suppressing it.)

 
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You can try this

 
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An instanceof check may fix the problem.

The compiler complains because, in your example, it is possible for 'this' to be either a subclass (down-casting) of 'T' or any other unrelated class which also extends AbstractBuilder.
 
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