Reference Types

Some articles on types, reference types, type:

Scala (programming Language) - Features (with Reference To Java) - Unified Type System
... Java makes a sharp distinction between primitive types (e.g ... int and boolean) and reference types (any class) ... Only reference types are part of the inheritance scheme ...
Comparison Of C Sharp And Java - Language and Features - Data Types - Unified Type System
... The languages use very similar type systems ... In Java the primitive types are special in that they are not object-oriented and they could not have been defined using the language itself ... They also do not share a common ancestor with reference types ...
C Sharp Syntax - Types - Reference Types - Anonymous Types
... Anonymous types are nameless classes that are generated by the compiler ... Then you can define an anonymous type containing auto-generated read-only fields for the values ... When instantiating another anonymous type declaration with the same signature the type is automatically inferred by the compiler ...
Comparison Of C Sharp And Java - Language and Features - Generics - Type Erasure Versus Reified Generics
... The runtime has no knowledge of the generic type system generics are not part of the JVM ... during compilation through a process known as type erasure ... During this process the compiler replaces all generic types with their raw version and inserts casts/checks appropriately in client code where the type and its methods are ...

Famous quotes containing the words types and/or reference:

    If there is nothing new on the earth, still the traveler always has a resource in the skies. They are constantly turning a new page to view. The wind sets the types on this blue ground, and the inquiring may always read a new truth there.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I think, for the rest of my life, I shall refrain from looking up things. It is the most ravenous time-snatcher I know. You pull one book from the shelf, which carries a hint or a reference that sends you posthaste to another book, and that to successive others. It is incredible, the number of books you hopefully open and disappointedly close, only to take down another with the same result.
    Carolyn Wells (1862–1942)