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From: Gregory Morrisett <jgm@c...>
Subject: RE: [Caml-list] Does Java 1.5 change its potential as a target?
>If the 1.5 release of the JVM will support generics and 
>discriminated unions, is there anything keeping it from being 
>on par with the .NET CLR (w/ ILX extensions) for ML 
>implementation?  That is, can the F# project be repeated for 
>Java after this point?

My understanding is that the JVM isn't changing, just Java.
So, for instance, generics are encoded by doing up-casts to
Object and downcasts, etc.  So, we won't be any better off
trying to do F# on the JVM than we are today.  

-Greg

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