Templates in java

Templates in java

Any suggestions on a good way to implement templates in java?

The normal way to implement template behaviorin Java is to create an interface defining thecommon behavior that is being abstracted. Everyclass that would normally would be instantiatedas a template in C++, would have to implementthis interface in Java. A good example of thisis the java.lang.Comparable interface in JDK 1.2.You can write a single sort method to sortany object implementing the Comparable interface,rather than writing N different sorts. However,you will find that this approach is not sufficientto achieve all of the benefits of C++ templates.You may consider doing a search on the web foran experimental Java compiler called Pizza, whichimplements extra functionality like templates.

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