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Parser confused by combination of parens and explicit type args

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      generic, x86
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      generic, linux, windows_7
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      Consider the following program, Util.java:

      public class Util {
          @SuppressWarnings("unchecked")
          public static <T> T cast(Object x) {
      return (T) x;
          }

          static {
      Util.<Object>cast(null);
      (Util.<Object>cast(null)).getClass();
          }
      }

      The first statement in the static initializer compiles without problems. But the second statement produces the following error:

      Util.java:9: illegal start of expression
              (Util.<Object>cast(null)).getClass();
                    ^

      Various experiments show that it is the combination of the parentheses and the explicit type argument that provokes the problem.

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              Assignee:
              mcimadamore Maurizio Cimadamore
              Reporter:
              emcmanus Eamonn McManus
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