What is the benefit of Generics in Collections Framework?

What is the benefit of Generics in Collections Framework?

Java 1.5 came with Generics and all collection interfaces and implementations use it heavily. Generics allow us to provide the type of Object that a collection can contain, so if you try to add any element of other type it throws compile time error.This avoids ClassCastException at Runtime because you will get the error at compilation. Also Generics make code clean since we donít need to use casting and instanceof operator. It also adds up to runtime benefit because the bytecode instructions that do type checking are not generated.

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