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Generic cast

Generic cast

 * Copyright (C) 2001-2003 Colin Bell
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import java.text.NumberFormat;
import java.util.regex.Matcher;
import java.util.regex.Pattern;

 * General purpose utilities functions.
 * @author <A HREF="">Colin Bell</A>
public class Utilities
  * This is taken from Eammon McManus' blog:
  * This prevents you from having
  * to place SuppressWarnings throughout your code.
  * @param <T>
  *           the return type to cast the object to
  * @param x
  *           the object to cast.
  * @return a type-casted version of the specified object.
 public static <T> T cast(Object x) {
     return (T) x;


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