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Blog Archive for tomwhite during March 2005

During a panel discussion at the 1999 JavaOne conference Bill Joy, talking about the things he didn't like about Java, stated that he "didn't want char to be [a] numerical type". He was outvoted on this one, and as we know the Java char was blessed as a 16-bit numeric primitive type. I don't know whether Joy objected to it being in the numeric type hierarchy (so any char can be cast to an int...