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From "Leo Sutic" <leo.su...@inspireinfrastructure.com>
Subject RE: Points to the new ContainerManager
Date Wed, 20 Feb 2002 16:27:35 GMT


> From: Berin Loritsch [mailto:bloritsch@apache.org]
> 
> Justin Rudd wrote:
> >>>I will fix that problem.  Until we have generics 
> >>>
> > in java, we will still
> > 
> >>>be forced to cast.....
> >>>
> >>C# has it, therefor Java too soon ;).
> >>
> > 
> > Just a quick clarification, C# does not have generics 
> > in version 1.0 because adding generics support would 
> > be required in the runtime not just the language (or 
> > so says the MS dev team).
> > 
> > There is some research going on to add generics, but 
> > nothing yet.
> 
> 
> :) Java Generics will be a compile time feature, and I believe
> this to be an advantage over C++ runtime generics.

C++ has only compile-time generics. You have to #include the
class template in the file using it.

I'd much prefer runtime generics, actually. That's the only way to
write a template in one language and use it in another.

/LS


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