Towards Minimal L World

Dan Smith daniel.smith at
Thu May 17 02:53:38 UTC 2018

> On May 16, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at> wrote:
> No support for any interaction between values and generics _whatsoever_ (I said minimal!)

You clarified that this means the compiler actively rejects types like List<Point>. Not clear to me what would prompt that—it's more work for the compiler, the JVM doesn't care either way, and it's easy for users to work around (use a raw type).

But the quality of language support will be "crappy ad-hoc" anyway, so, you know, whatever works. I'm just happy to have a compiler at all!

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