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List<Integer> typedList = new List<Integer>() ; // Or now in Java 7 can type new List<>() ;
Hope that explains the main difference - one has compile time type checking and the other does not.
And compile time type checking is better - so you should always be using the Generic version of these classes now.
i wonder why 7 relaxed the rule.
what is difference between compile time checking and non compile time checking?
generics are all compile time checks.
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