Notes on implementing concise calls to constructors with type parameters

Alex Buckley Alex.Buckley at Sun.COM
Thu May 14 17:08:17 PDT 2009

Dropping raw types at any or all points in the language clearly does not 
meet either goal of Project Coin, and I'm not going to continue this 
discussion further.


Ulf Zibis wrote:
> I'm not suggesting to _generally_ disallow raw types, but in the special 
> given context, and only for -source 1.7.
> -Ulf
> Am 15.05.2009 01:50, Alex Buckley schrieb:
>> Rémi Forax wrote:
>>> Re-read section 4.8 of the JLS :)
>>> *"It is possible that future versions of the Java programming 
>>> language will disallow the use of raw types."
>>> *
>>> So it's seems that someone, one day conceive that.
>> Is it conceivable to drop raw types and hence migration compatibility? 
>> Sure. Is it an upgrade in behavior? Let's ask people still on 1.4 who 
>> use raw types. They may have something to say about the increased 
>> costs you'd impose on them when they try to upgrade their codebase.
>> Alex

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