cast<R> abstract method Null safety

Set<R> cast<R>()

Provides a view of this set as a set of R instances.

If this set contains only instances of R, all read operations will work correctly. If any operation tries to access an element that is not an instance of R, the access will throw instead.

Elements added to the set (e.g., by using add or addAll) must be instances of R to be valid arguments to the adding function, and they must be instances of E as well to be accepted by this set as well.

Methods which accept one or more Object? as argument, like contains, remove and removeAll, will pass the argument directly to the this set's method without any checks. That means that you can do setOfStrings.cast<int>().remove("a") successfully, even if it looks like it shouldn't have any effect.


Set<R> cast<R>();