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Google Summer of Code 2013 The Eclipse Foundation

Eclipse Platform: Implementing generic in JFace viewers

by Hendrik Still for The Eclipse Foundation

Currently the JFace UI Toolkit still supports language features of Java 1.4. With moving JFace to the language features of Java 1.5 it would be able to take use of Java generics. I would implement the generics feature for the viewers part of the JFace Toolkit. This could help the users of JFace to avoid casting of data objects and detect more type failures at compile-time.