Towards Minimal L World

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at
Thu May 17 19:24:32 UTC 2018

> On May 16, 2018, at 7:53 PM, Dan Smith <daniel.smith at> wrote:
>> On May 16, 2018, at 4:45 PM, Brian Goetz <brian.goetz at <mailto: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).

Right, one could use a raw type, which would induce, by default, a warning from javac, so maybe a warning is sufficient by default for the List<Point> case.

> 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!

Indeed, it's liberating :-)


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