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Subject: Re: [Fwd: RE: EPICS base V4: iocCore database]
From: Benjamin Franksen <benjamin.franksen@bessy.de>
To: Ralph Lange <Ralph.Lange@bessy.de>
Cc: Jeff Hill <johill@lanl.gov>, Marty Kraimer <mrk@aps.anl.gov>, Andrew Johnson <anj@aps.anl.gov>, Eric Norum <norume@aps.anl.gov>, Bob Dalesio <ldalesio@lanl.gov>
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2005 01:37:04 +0100
On Monday 21 February 2005 16:44, Ralph Lange wrote:
> Jeff Hill writes:
> > [...]
> > system.
> > o Data access is more fool proof because it uses overloaded
> > functions instead of a data type code and a void pointer.
> > o We can generate C and Java bindings for data access as needed.
>
> Is that enough? While for C it seems feasible - especially for Java
> there seems to be a need for a genuine Java implementation of things (as
> with CA). This might not be easy if the design depends on features that
> are available only for C++.

Apart from what Jeff has answered, I remember darkly that extending Java with 
parametric polymorphism has been on the agenda, and I know that there exists 
an implementation of such a thing, called Generic Java.

See http://homepages.inf.ed.ac.uk/wadler/gj/ for details. I wonder if some of 
you have more recent news.

Ben


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