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Re: [xml-dev] Discover data patterns or Create data patterns?

Hi Mike,
   Len's citing of your post, made me rereading your post. I have
following question.

On Sun, Sep 21, 2008 at 12:17 AM, Michael Kay <mike@saxonica.com> wrote:

> At a purely practical level, I'm constantly wishing I could dynamically
> change an ArrayList into a LinkedList without having to know about all the
> places that might hold a reference to it.

Could you please elaborate where this scenario has a practical use
(i.e., at run-time, or within a running process/thread an ArrayList
can be treated as a LinkedList) ?

In Java, ArrayList and LinkedList both implement the List interface. I
think, in a statically typed language like Java, what you say might
not be possible. I think, in Java to implement your idea (i.e.,
swapping ArrayList and LinkedList behaviour), we can design a new type
(some form of list).

Mukul Gandhi

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