7116404: Miscellaneous warnings (java.rmi.**, serialization, some core classes)

Rémi Forax forax at univ-mlv.fr
Wed Nov 30 16:38:59 UTC 2011

On 11/30/2011 04:50 PM, Alan Bateman wrote:
> On 30/11/2011 15:06, Rémi Forax wrote:
>> Note that you can use clazz.asSubclass(Enum.class) instead of casting 
>> to the raw type Class,
>> you will still have a warning but you will be not the one that have 
>> introduced a raw type :)
> Your mail arrived just a few minutes after I did the hg push. The only 
> thing about using asSubClass(Enum.class) is that it might not be as 
> obvious to the reader. As you say it would result in a warning too but 
> thanks for going through these changes too.
> -Alan

Not a big deal.

If we were before the release of tiger, we can:
- fix the Foo.class syntax to return Class<Foo<?>>
- fix object.getClass() to also returns a wildcard
- fix Enum.valueOf to take an Class<? extends T> instead of a Class<T>
- fix the compiler/spec because Enum<?> should be an <T extends Enum<T>> 

so too many changes and most of them are incompatible with the current 
state of the language.

The only way I see to solve the problem now is to add a method in 
named getEnumConstant() that takes a String an return an Enum<?>.


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