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Why can’t we create generic array?

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Why can’t we create generic array? or write code as List[] array = new ArrayList[10];

posted Aug 17, 2015 by Karthick.c

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it is because Java arrays (unlike generics) contain, at runtime, information about its component type. So you must know the component type when you create the array. Since you don't know what List is at runtime, you can't create the array.

answer Apr 28, 2016 by Shivam Kumar Pandey
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