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example in JFormattedTextField API docs instantiates abstract class

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        A DESCRIPTION OF THE PROBLEM :
        The API docs use the following code as example:
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        JFormattedTextField tf = new JFormattedTextField();
        tf.setValue(new Number(100));
        ----------
        This is a bad example because it creates an instance of Number which is an abstract class. This code will never compile.

        EXPECTED VERSUS ACTUAL BEHAVIOR :
        EXPECTED -
        I expected working example code, e.g.
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        JFormattedTextField tf = new JFormattedTextField();
        tf.setValue(new Integer(100));
        ----------

        ACTUAL -
        JFormattedTextField tf = new JFormattedTextField();
        tf.setValue(new Number(100));


        URL OF FAULTY DOCUMENTATION :
        http://java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/api/javax/swing/JFormattedTextField.html

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                • Assignee:
                  serb Sergey Bylokhov
                  Reporter:
                  ndcosta Nelson Dcosta (Inactive)
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