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Archive for June 16th, 2008

How Generics Work

One of my fundamental beliefs about programming is that the best programmers understand what’s actually happening under the hood. This is why it is beneficial to look at the code for the .NET framework. Once you understand what’s going on, you have a better understanding of what you can and cannot do. Generics are one of those language features where it helps to understand what’s happening under the hood in order to use the feature to its full potential. To fully understand, we need a bit of a history lesson, so we need to visit our friend C++.

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