and why the hell...
Frank D. Greco
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 20:43:41 -0500
>From: "Gordon Mohr" <email@example.com>
>They're planned for Java 1.5. See...
You can get a prototype implementation from:
Here's more info on GJ and its inclusion into the mainstream:
>From: "Joseph S Barrera III" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> ... doesn't Java have Generics? (Templates?)
>> Not having generics makes things so awkard, and
>> makes it too easy to write type-unsafe code.
>> Jeez. I think that's the only think I miss from C++.
The correct usage of templates for the average C++ programmer
is/was beyond their reach.
One of the original Solbourne C++ engineers (a name you'd
recognize), who I consider one of the best programmers I've
ever met, considered C++ templates not to be worth using. He
never used them in a "production" system. His reasoning was
based on software maintenance (caretaker of someone else's
J.Gosling was never a big fan of C++ templates and really fought
to keep the idea out of Java, but pressure from Joy and Steele
seemed to have made a convert out of James.