FTR: JVM Lang Summit presentation

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Fri Sep 19 22:06:25 UTC 2014


On Sep 18, 2014, at 11:20 AM, Remi Forax <forax at univ-mlv.fr> wrote:
> as i said earlier to John, we don't really need to have one code with multiple shapes,
> here what we want is to have type specialization but we will not have it for 9 so
> we can use overloads as we usually do to support strawman type specialization.
> 

Still it's somewhat awkward. Some methods like CAS can, as you say, be overloaded but get* methods that take only receiver arguments cannot leaving some methods postfixed with a differentiating string, such as the value type name, and others not.

Paul.


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