Dynamism and Database Referential Integrity
jason at jorendorff.com
Wed Jan 9 20:45:01 CET 2002
> > > > Java has a very simple type system, with no generics, but
> > > > the system is "strong" in the way I've always seen the term
> > > > used, and not (in theory) "subvertible". Not all the rules
> > > <snip>
> > >
> > > Java is not type safe: http://www.research.att.com/~vj/bug.html
> > This has been fixed for a long time.
> Well, of course there is always the covariant array problem.
> String strings = new String;
> Object objects = strings;
> objects = new Integer(1);
> Compiles fine, but gives a runtime error. Don't tell me that's what
> exceptions are for.
> Karl M. Syring
I didn't say it was a *good* system.
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