Revisiting primitives in generics: This can *NOT* be delayed for later.

Mark Thornton mthornton at
Fri Jul 16 13:23:18 PDT 2010

Reinier Zwitserloot wrote:
> I realized this rather troublesome problem of going with SotL and not
> considering primitives in generics:
> There's no way back from that.
> If ParallelArrays is released with the full contingent of 132 SAMs in Ops,
> then we'll not only be stuck with them forever in the traditional sense of
> not eliminating classes to preserve backwards compatibility, but there's
> also no practical way forward, either.
Without a solution to the primitive problem I would expect 
ParallelArray's to be left out of JDK7 or at least the primitive forms 
to be omitted.


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