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<?> vs <? extends Object>

 
 
Murat Tasan
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      07-06-2005
what is the primary difference (other than clarity) between using these
two method declarations?

public void myMethod(Set<?> x);

public void myMethod(Set<? extends Object> x);

basically, during compile time, does every <?> get replaced with <?
extends X> where X is the upper bound found for the appropriate
class/interface reference?

i would think so, but i have seen some compilation warnings and errors
that have planted doubt in my mind.

unfortunately, i am having great difficulty in finding the appropriate
documentation regarding this... and i just don't have the time to
experiment enough to decode the differences.

thanks.
 
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