Type Parameters are Completely Unnecessary

Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.org
Wed Mar 5 00:20:58 PST 2008


On Mar 4, 2008, at 11:56 PM, Brendan Eich wrote:

> So the design of type parameters is really is about language design,
> not implementation. That should be obvious from the wiki pages I
> linked to.

Obviously design takes into account many things, including  
implementation feasibility and costs. I'm probably gilding the lily  
here, but my point was that type parameters need to be constrained  
for programmer usability and a practical strict mode, never mind  
runtime implementation issues.

/be




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