array and diamond

David Holmes david.holmes at
Sun Dec 11 11:16:55 UTC 2011

On 10/12/2011 8:56 AM, Rémi Forax wrote:
> Is there a reason why the diamond syntax can't be used
> with an array ?
> List<?>[] list = new List<>[12];

It can in Java 7. That's the bug that we just discussed in regard to the 
java.util.concurrent code cleanup where I suggested to use:

  HashEntry<K,V>[] newTable = new HashEntry<>[1];

to avoid the explicit cast. ;-)


> Rémi

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