covariant returns for CharBuffer.subSequence

Mark Reinhold mr at
Sun Aug 3 04:28:51 UTC 2008

> Date: Sat, 02 Aug 2008 09:01:42 -0500
> From: david.lloyd at

> On 08/02/2008 04:54 AM, Ulf Zibis wrote:
>> Some time ago I've discussed this with Neal Gafter. My conclusion is,
>> that those problems could be solved by a "this" return type.
> Or just by using covariant return types, which already exist in the
> language for this very purpose.  Why is everyone so keen to tear up the
> language, in order to add solutions to problems that already have solutions?

Excellent question!

- Mark

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