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From Rick McGuire <rick...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: JVM Spec Interpretation Question
Date Tue, 17 Jan 2006 11:12:46 GMT
rohit hitnalikar wrote:
> Hello Gurus,
>
>   I am not able to understand the following bit from JVM spec v2.0
> which talks about permitted narrowing reference conversions:
>
>   *From any class type S to any interface type K, provided that S is not
> final and does not implement K. (An important special case is that
> there is a narrowing conversion from the class type Object to any interface
> type.)
> *
>   Can somebody please let me know how to correctly interpret this?
>   In what cases, do we come across the need to use such a feature ? an
> example would be most helpful.
>   
Not terribly well worded, but here's a simple example of this.

public class Base
{
}


>   This bit is taken from the following links :
>
>
> http://java.sun.com/docs/books/vmspec/2nd-edition/html/Concepts.doc.html#32879
>
>   or here
>
>
> http://java.sun.com/docs/books/jls/second_edition/html/conversions.doc.html#25379
>
> thanks in advance,
> Rohit
>
>   


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