JDK-6264242 : (coll spec) foo(E o) -> foo(E e)
  • Type: Bug
  • Component: core-libs
  • Sub-Component: java.util:collections
  • Affected Version: 6
  • Priority: P3
  • Status: Resolved
  • Resolution: Fixed
  • OS: generic
  • CPU: generic
  • Submitted: 2005-05-02
  • Updated: 2012-10-08
  • Resolved: 2005-09-04
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6 b51Fixed
When collections were generified, many methods that
used to have the signature

foo(Object o)
now have the signature
foo(E o)

This is much clearer if the signature is

foo(E e)

###@###.### 2005-05-02 18:07:55 GMT

EVALUATION A fine idea. I checked the javadoc output, and javadoc reacts very well indeed if the formal parameter name is renamed. If an overriding method inherits an @param, only the text of the @param will be inherited, while the formal parameter name will be taken from the method signature. ###@###.### 2005-05-02 18:07:56 GMT