Static fields in specialized classes

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Mon Oct 13 19:13:26 UTC 2014

> As a user, I would *not* expect that there's just one fooCount field for
> all Foo<T> instances.

Except that's how generics have worked in Java since 2004.  Do you 
propose that existing generic code with statics should change how it 
behaves?  Or are you suggesting that the existing behavior is also 

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