Proposal: Access to Generic Type Parameters at Compile-Time

Bruce Chapman & Barbara Carey cadenza at
Mon Mar 23 01:10:42 PDT 2009

I concur with Joe here. I have seen some code with many redundant 
generic type parameters.

Unfortunately the tools like findbugs, checkstyle and PMD that we'd 
expect to point out other oversights don't do a very good job in this 


Joseph D. Darcy wrote:
> David Walend wrote:

> [snip]
> When I see a Java type declared to have more than two type parameters my 
> initial reaction is usually "this type isn't using the best 
> decomposition of the problem space."
> -Joe

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