I hope this topic is all right for this forum. It seems like something a beginner would see frequently.
I am working through Head First Java, and often get compiler warnings like those below when compiling the code listings downloaded from the book's web site. What are they saying? Better yet where can I find a list of warnings with understandable explanations?
C:\Documents and Settings\forest gump\My Documents\My Books \HeadFirstJava\chapter-6\jwj\GameHelper.java:82: warning: [unchecked] unchecked call to add(E) as a member of the raw type java.util.ArrayList alphaCells.add(temp.concat(Integer.toString(row))); ^ C:\Documents and Settings\forest gump\My Documents\My Books \HeadFirstJava\chapter-6\jwj\GameHelper.java:90: warning: [unchecked] unchecked conversion found : java.util.ArrayList required: java.util.ArrayList<java.lang.String> return alphaCells; ^ 2 warnings
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I usually type in the code from the book, so I can get familiar with the syntax. A compile with only warnings is a delight to see.
ArrayList<String> alphaCells = new ArrayList<String>();
and the warnings go away. Apparently the code has not been updated from the 1st edition, which I assume was published before java 1.5 was released. Probably because some (many?) people have not updated from java 1.4.
P.S. I'm a (obsessive) perfectionist, Jeff. P.P.S. Thanks for the speedy responses, everyone.