[Mono-list] RE: Mono-list digest, Vol 1 #378 - 17 msgs

Dennis Hayes DENNISH@Raytek.com
Wed, 5 Jun 2002 10:12:07 -0700

Microsoft has made it very clear that generics will be added to the spec. It
was left out of version 1 because of the amount of time it would take to do
it right. I have never heard of any date other than "when its ready," but is
has been worked on since the early days of the project.
Dennis Hayes

From: "A Rafael D Teixeira" <rafaelteixeirabr@hotmail.com>
To: mdupont777@yahoo.com
Cc: mono-list@ximian.com
Subject: Re: [Mono-list] FYI : Mono on the MSDN site
Date: Wed, 05 Jun 2002 10:22:58 -0300

> > Their study on "generics" support is a prime
> > example, being covered by
> > copyrights, and possibly patents, from Microsoft
> > Research.
> >
> > For the sake of many mono-hackers: "generics" is
> > something akin to C++
> > templates, but that can also expand AT RUNTIME with
> > would make possible to have typed ArrayLists, as we
> > now have typed arrays.

James Michael DuPont replied:

>That sounds interesting.
>Is it in the C# ECMA spec, i did not see that yet.

No, itīs not in ECMA, and isnīt on .NET 1.0, itīs as I said an Microsoft 
Research study.

Rafael Teixeira
Brazilian Developer