Generics Preview

Generics is the most profound of changes envisaged in Tiger. Greg Travis has this nice preview on it. In summary Generics offer the following advantages as per Greg: Better compile-time type checking: With generics, the type casting is implicit in the instantiation you are using, and it’s done at compile-time. By using a particular instantiation, you […]

Will Tiger be scary?

I was very happy when I wrote this but Matt Quail scared me badly. Though pertinent, I hope such scepticism is later proven unfounded. Don Park insists that there was no need to go for features like “Generics” when there were other critical pending issues like extending SWT and incremental installation. But as Joshua Bloch said, none […]