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What are Reified Generics? How do they solve Type Erasure problems and why can’t they be added without major changes?

I’ve read Neal Gafter’s blog on the subject and am still unclear on a number of points. Why is it not possible to create implementations of the Collections API that preserve type information given the current state of Java, the JVM and existing collections API? Couldn’t these replace the existing implementations in a future version of Java in a way