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

David Holmes - Sun Microsystems David.Holmes at Sun.COM
Fri May 22 04:56:18 UTC 2009

Florian Weimer said the following on 05/22/09 14:46:
> It's there, but not in the documentation for toArray():
> | Note that toArray(new Object[0]) is identical in function to toArray().
> <http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/util/Collection.html#toArray(java.lang.Object[])>
> <http://java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/api/java/util/Collection.html#toArray(T[])>

Ah I see - thanks.

Okay well the bug is still open. I think the original intent was to 
change toArray() to match this, but I think it's far too late to change 
that behaviour now. So the only "fix" is to delete that sentence from 
the javadoc.

Were you looking for an actual change in the implementation?

Note this is just my opinion on this, I'm not a decision maker here :)


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