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Offline K.I.L.E.R

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« Posted 2006-05-09 16:39:45 »

Integer extends Number
[...] extends Number

So why can't I do this?

numberVariable.parseAsSubClass(string)

Instead I have to do this:

Something<? extends Number> variable;
Class<? extends Number> numberType;

if(numberType == Integer.class)
etc....

Good God at the horrible design. :/
Will Sun ever fix this?

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2006-05-09 17:05:03 »

Raise an RFE and they *might* eventually - ask Cas Smiley

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2006-05-09 18:57:46 »

Not entirely sure what he's trying to do here though...

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Offline AndersDahlberg

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« Reply #3 - Posted 2006-05-09 22:01:36 »

java.text.NumberFormat.getInstance().parse(string) ?
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« Reply #4 - Posted 2006-05-10 00:13:20 »

Say what?
It's in there?


java.text.NumberFormat.getInstance().parse(string) ?

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Offline Ask_Hjorth_Larsen

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2006-05-10 23:54:48 »

If you want to read something without actually knowing which kind of number it is, then that must necessarily mean that you're prepared to accept numbers of type double. So how about just parsing any input as a double? Anything can be expressed sensibly as such, so it covers all bases.

EDIT: Ah, of course. Except in the case of BigDecimal and so on.
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« Reply #6 - Posted 2006-05-11 00:05:01 »

And you cant fit all longs in a double.

Besides that, I don't see any point in this "RFE".

One can alsways make an utility-class. If sun can do you, you can do it too.

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Offline Ask_Hjorth_Larsen

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2006-05-11 16:18:44 »

Another thing is that the parseSomething methods are static, so they don't go well with subclasses.
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