c.toArray might (incorrectly) not return Object[] (see 6260652)

David Holmes - Sun Microsystems David.Holmes at Sun.COM
Fri May 22 02:05:49 UTC 2009

Florian Weimer said the following on 05/22/09 03:18:
> So says the ArrayList(Collection) constructor.  Can this bug report be
> opened?  Is this workaround still necessary?

I'm confused. The bug states:

     The Collection documentation claims that


     is "identical in function" to

         collection.toArray(new Object[0]);

but I checked the Collection documentation back to 1.4.2 and it doesn't 
say anything like that as far as I can see.

But as far as I can tell from the code the implementation is unchanged. 
toArray() will "clone" the internal array and so if you really want 
Object[] you have use toArray(someObjectArray)


David Holmes

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