Parameterized Classes

A parameterized class is a generic or skeleton class, which has formal parameters that will be replaced by one or more class-names or interface-names. When it is expanded by substituting specific class-names or interface-names as actual parameters, a class is created that functions as a non-parameterized class. See the ACTUAL-PARAMS Compiler directive for details of this expansion.

The life cycle for a parameterized class is defined in the section Life Cycle of Parameterized Classes.