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Generics

Generics refer to the use of type parameters, which provide a way to define methods, classes and interfaces that can operate with different data types. The benefits of generics is that they provide compile-time type safety, and that they eliminate the need for most type conversions.

Generic classes

Generic classes allow class members to use type parameters. Such a class is defined by adding a type parameter section after the class name, which contains a type parameter enclosed between angle brackets. The naming convention for type parameters is that they should consist of a single uppercase letter. Typically, the letter ...

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