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vald (2) [Avatar] Offline
Please, explain in plain English what is Generic could do for me that I could not do with C++ templates? What is the major differences between generics and templates?
ancientlore (4) [Avatar] Offline
Re: Generics and Templates
The biggest difference is probably that generics can be used from other .Net languages that supports generics (like C#), while C++ templates are specific to the C++ language.

So if you are writing code you intend to call from elsewhere, generics may be more suitable.