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From "Thomas Neidhart (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COLLECTIONS-461) splitmap.TransformedMap is not really a Map
Date Tue, 14 May 2013 18:51:15 GMT

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Thomas Neidhart commented on COLLECTIONS-461:
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Ok to add the following note to the javadoc of Put:

{noformat}
 * NOTE: the "write" interface of a {@link Map} may have different types
 * compared to the "read" part, thus {@link #put(Object, Object)} must return
 * {@link Object} as the actual value type can not be determined.
{noformat}
                
> splitmap.TransformedMap is not really a Map
> -------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COLLECTIONS-461
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COLLECTIONS-461
>             Project: Commons Collections
>          Issue Type: Bug
>            Reporter: Sebb
>             Fix For: 4.x
>
>
> splitmap.TransformedMap is part of the Get/Put hierarchy, but it does not behave like
a proper Java Map. 
> In particular, java.util.Map.put(K, V) returns V.
> However the collections Put interface returns Object.
> As far as I can tell, this was done in order to be able to include TransformedMap in
the hiearchy. But the side effect is to break the generics for all the non-transformer maps
in the hierarchy.
> Maybe there should be a separate PutTransformed interface which has the appropriate generic
types, i.e.
> public T put(K key, V value)

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