• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
Marshals:
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Bear Bibeault
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Liutauras Vilda
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
Sheriffs:
  • Knute Snortum
  • Junilu Lacar
  • paul wheaton
Saloon Keepers:
  • Ganesh Patekar
  • Frits Walraven
  • Tim Moores
  • Ron McLeod
  • Carey Brown
Bartenders:
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • salvin francis
  • Tim Holloway

What is the > for?  RSS feed

 
Ranch Hand
Posts: 70
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
What do the > mean in the code below?



Thanks,

Kevin
 
author
Posts: 23811
140
C++ Chrome Eclipse IDE Firefox Browser Java jQuery Linux VI Editor Windows
  • Likes 2
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

kevin Abel wrote:What do the > mean in the code below?



The String[] between the < and > is the type of the generic. Not sure if there is any more meaning than that.

Henry
 
Marshal
Posts: 61766
193
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator

Henry Wong wrote:. . . Not sure if there is any more meaning than that.

Henry

It hasn't got any more meaning that that. It is the closing part of the pair of brackets starting with the corresponding <. It acts as a delimiter in the Java┬« grammar. As with any sort of bracketing, <...> pairs can nest inside one another.
 
Bartender
Posts: 9494
184
  • Likes 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
In parameterized types, you read the angle brackets as "of", so List<String[]> is read as "List of arrays of strings".
 
kevin Abel
Ranch Hand
Posts: 70
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Henry, Campbell, Stephan,
I see it now.  My eyes were messing around with me.  I wasn't seeing that the <> were operating as a pair.  
Sorry about that.
I kept looking at the > and thinking it was attached to the[] brackets.
Thanks,
Kevin
 
With a little knowledge, a cast iron skillet is non-stick and lasts a lifetime.
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!