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Collections and array Problem

 
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KB book
pg-573

Collections and Array



Putting it all together, our DVDInfo class should now look like this:

Now, when we invoke Collections.sort(dvdList); we get
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, Patriot Games action Ford, Harrison
, Raiders of the Lost Ark action Ford, Harrison
, Star Wars sci-fi Ford, Harrison
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how does the call to Collections.sort(dvdList); sort the elements of DVDInfo ?
we are passing the whole dvdlist to sort method.
now how would it call compareTo method and that also with DVDINFO object
 
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how does the call to Collections.sort(dvdList); sort the elements of DVDInfo ?


DVDInfo implements the Comparable interface. You can imagine that the Collections class will at some point cast the each object into a Comparable, and call the compareTo method. You can actually look at the source of the Collections class to see how it's done.
 
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