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> so was C# 2.0.

True, but C# also has nominal types, overloading, and explicit interface implementation. Adding generics without breaking existing code without those features looks very difficult to me.




They don't have to be Java-ish generics.

Think SML/OCaml/Ada/Modula-3 (modules parameterized by modules) or Haskell (typeclasses).


Actually that would be the easier way. It is also how CLU had them.


What makes it difficult?




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