Neal Gafter neal at
Wed Mar 31 17:34:23 UTC 2010

On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:20 AM, Kevin Bourrillion <kevinb at>wrote:

> With all due respect, I rest my case. :-)
> (Meaning: since you chose such a hypothetical future situation as an
> illustration, it suggests that indeed no actual bugs are being prevented
> here in the real world.)
> We have to recognize the fact that it is no small amount of the world's
> Java code that would become broken if generics were ever reified.  And, as
> well, that -- no, I won't go on about this, because it's now a tangent of a
> tangent.

That depends on how the reification is done.  Reification as described in <> would
break no existing code.
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