(j3.2006) derived types with type parameters are different

Bill Long longb
Fri Jul 25 12:44:06 EDT 2008

Robert Corbett wrote:
> Are there any compilers that implement parameterized derived types
> yet?

Yes, and I would expect that some that don't have at least gotten past 
the design stage.  The feature is a pain to implement, so resistance to 
doing it over a different way will be very high.


> If so, how do they handle type equivalence?  Interpretations
> that change the way programs work have been issued before.
> Interpretations 90/000082 and 90/000086 are going to force many
> vendors, including Sun, to change the way their compilers work.
> Bob Corbett

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