On Fri, Oct 14, 2016 at 7:19 AM Vincent Ryan <vincent.x.r...@oracle.com>

> The problem of having to cast the result of Context.lookup
> <http://download.java.net/java/jdk9/docs/api/javax/naming/Context.html#lookup-javax.naming.Name->
>  can
> be solved using an existing method:
>     InitialContext.doLookup
> <http://download.java.net/java/jdk9/docs/api/javax/naming/InitialContext.html#doLookup-javax.naming.Name->

That solves the simple casting problem from an initial Context, but not for
all Contexts, and the simple addition of a relatively trivial default
method like this in the Context interface it seems to me would open the
door for Context implementers to reimplement it to do more
sophisticated—and deliberate—type conversion.


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