Readable Java 1.5
Subject:   Cholesterol - WTF? - I want Smalltalk
Date:   2003-11-04 19:30:35
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Cholesterol - WTF? - I want Smalltalk

Generics arent all good because of any potential speed increase.

They are all good because they enforce homogeneous collections - and provide errors at compile time instead of run time. Doing run time checking to enforce homogeneity is clumsy.

I consider them to be like exceptions, a real bonus to increasing readability.