generic specialization design discussion

Doug Lea dl at
Wed Apr 10 12:11:42 UTC 2019

On 4/9/19 6:03 PM, John Rose wrote:

> Another one:  "immediate" instead of "inline".

Plausible. Following your thoughts in another post, the main property
that ought to clear to users is:

  Instances of X classes do not have independent identity.

If the audience were GOF Design Patterns readers, X would be "flyweight"

If the audience were those familiar with run-time mechanics, X might be
"interior" (such an instance is always at an offset of something else.)

But maybe Brian is right and "inline" is good enough.


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