Thursday, July 07, 2005

Java Generics Considered Harmful

Ken Arnold is one of the authors of The Java Programming Language along with James Gosling.

In this post on Java.Net blogs; he says..

"I don't know how to ease into this gently. So I'll just spit it out.
Generics are a mistake. "

That is a pretty big statement to make.

His reasoning is that for the benefit Generics offer, they are too complex to learn and hence a mistake.

As lazy as I am I have still not played with Generics; so I cannot say much.

Any such feeling in the .NET world??

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