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what <E> means in java..??

 
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Surfing on the source code of Java, I found the following declaration:




and




How should it be interpreted? I'm stuck with it...

Thank you...
 
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Those are generic types. I'd suggest going through the official Java Tutorial on the topic: http://docs.oracle.com/javase/tutorial/java/generics/. They're particularly important when you're using collections.
 
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Roshan Rai wrote:How should it be interpreted? I'm stuck with it...


It's a generic type. Java Generics was introduced in release 1.5.

I suggest you read the tutorial, because it's too much to cover in a simple post.

Winston

[Edit] Dang! Too slow.
 
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