array and diamond

maurizio cimadamore maurizio.cimadamore at
Sat Dec 10 11:38:22 UTC 2011

On 09-Dec-11 10:56 PM, Rémi Forax wrote:
> Is there a reason why the diamond syntax can't be used
> with an array ?
> List<?>[] list = new List<>[12];
Because the current inference rules would end up inferring:

List<?>[] list = new List<Object>[12];

If you special-cased diamond on arrays so that it is inferred as:

List<?>[] list = new List<?>[12];

Then it would be safe.

> Rémi

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