Notes on implementing concise calls to constructors with type parameters

Ulf Zibis Ulf.Zibis at
Fri May 15 02:53:25 PDT 2009

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.

BTW: those pre-1.5 people won't have code like:
    Cell<String> = new Cell(1);

... as generic syntax was not known in those 1.4 times.


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