Chapter 3. Parameterized typing with generics

This chapter covers

  • Type inference for generic methods
  • Type constraints
  • Reflection and generics
  • CLR behavior
  • Limitations of generics
  • Comparisons with other languages

True story:[1] The other day my wife and I went out to do our weekly grocery shopping. Just before we left, she asked me if I had the list. I confirmed that I did have the list, and off we went. It was only when we got to the grocery store that our mistake became obvious. My wife had been asking about the shopping list, whereas I’d brought the list of neat features in C# 2. When we asked an assistant whether we could buy any anonymous methods, we received a strange look.

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