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Generic method in enum. Possible?

 
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I'm trying to do the following.

Is it possible to have a generic method in an enum? If so where/how do I specify the type? I've tried several different ways, but no luck getting anything to compile.

Apparently a <T> in front of a constructor for the enum compiles, but I don't seem to be able to use it.

Any ideas?
 
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One way would be to make T a type parameter to the method. That works especially well when the type depends on a method parameter, for example

public <T> T someMethod(Class<T> clazz){

Would that fit your needs?
[ February 24, 2007: Message edited by: Ilja Preuss ]
 
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That could work, but I'd rather be able to supply it to the enum. Each enum has it's own class type, and it may end up being used in more than one method.
 
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Well, maybe that doesn't work.

What I have is:


What I'd like is for the toObject method to return the same type as the class passed into the constructor.
 
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I see. Seems to me like it isn't possible, but I might be wrong.
 
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