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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 23:31:01 +0100
On Wednesday 23 February 2005 01:37, Benjamin Franksen wrote:
> 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.

To answer myself: http://jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=14 says status is 'final' 
since 30 Sep, 2004. A download page with an experimental GJ compiler, generic 
collection library, docu, etc. is here: 
http://jcp.org/aboutJava/communityprocess/final/jsr014/index.html 

Ben



References:
Re: [Fwd: RE: EPICS base V4: iocCore database] Ralph Lange
Re: [Fwd: RE: EPICS base V4: iocCore database] Benjamin Franksen

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