Github user gemmellr commented on the pull request:
> I'm not sure how this would work, because it's easy (and I think
necessary) to mix and create a tangle > of handlers of different descent in a
tree (or even DAG) of handlers with Handler#add(Handler).
> So an Event instance will get dispatched to many handlers, and
necessarily only some will be of an assignable type. I'm not sure how to
express that with generics.
Yeah, the rest of my reply was getting at that. It just seemed a little
icky that everyone who implements a handler should need the instanceof check
and call unhandled othewise. Not saying I have an answer :)
> The core can afford the luxury of declaring 'everybody extend me' but
that is not viable for a library that sits on top of proton.
Not sure I understood this bit. If I was writing a library on top of Proton
I'd possibly want to declare my own 'everybody extend me' point if things
outwith that library were expected to extend it (to try and insulate somewhat
from changes like this in Proton).
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