Henry Wong wrote:. . . Not sure if there is any more meaning than that.
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.
In parameterized types, you read the angle brackets as "of", so List<String> is read as "List of arrays of strings".
The mind is a strange and wonderful thing. I'm not sure that it will ever be able to figure itself out, everything else, maybe. From the atom to the universe, everything, except itself.
posted 2 months ago
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.