0 Replies Latest reply on Feb 6, 2007 11:49 AM by Adrian Brock

    Fixing support for covariant return types.

    Adrian Brock Master

      Java5 introduced covariant return types but we weren't supporting this properly
      because MethodInfoImpl was taking into account the return type (and declaring class)
      when doing the equals check.

      I removed these two checks from the equals.

      Covariant return types are where you override the method to return a different type.
      e.g.

      public class Something
      {
       public Object getSomething() {} ;
      }
      
      public class StringSomething
      {
       // StringSomethings return a String not an Object
       @Override
       public String getSomething() {} ;
      }