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From Julia Smith <invisible...@mac.com>
Subject Re: specification of type params in org.apache.hadoop.io.*Writable impls
Date Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:28:18 GMT
It's easy enough to change the prototype to Comparable<?>, should fix it.

On Mar 30, 2010, at 9:51 AM, Doug Cutting wrote:

> Andy Schlaikjer wrote:
>> Can anyone comment on why the base *Writable implementations (e.g.
>> IntWritable, LongWritable, etc) don't specify WritableComparable<T>'s
>> type param T?
> 
> I suspect it's just historic.  When they were first written we were not using Java generics,
and no one has ever retrofitted them with generics.
> 
> Doug


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