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What do the > mean in the code below?



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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.

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

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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.
 
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In parameterized types, you read the angle brackets as "of", so List<String[]> is read as "List of arrays of strings".
 
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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.
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