#1,134 – Use “of” Terminology for Generics

It’s often the convention to use the word “of” in reading the name of a generic type, i.e. “[class] of [type]”.  For example, suppose that you define the following type:

public class Pile<T>
   // stuff here

You’d typically refer to this generic type as “Pile of T”.

Suppose that you then declared an instance of the constructed type as follows:

Pile<Dog> dogPile = new Pile<Dog>();

You’d then refer to this constructed type as “Pile of Dog”.


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Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #1,134 – Use “of” Terminology for Generics

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