Chapter 12

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Generic Methods

Generic methods are methods that carry type parameters in addition to their “normal” method parameters. These type parameters are subject to all the rules governing the type parameters of generic types, discussed in Chapter 11. This simplifies the discussion of generic methods significantly; therefore, this chapter will be brief.

The generic parameters of generic methods, as in the case of generic types, are limited to representing only types and can be constrained in the same way. The scope of the generic method’s type parameters is the scope of the method itself, which includes the method’s signature and body. Methods ...

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