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Virtual Types

type declares a virtual types in a class. A bound type is mandatory. Virtual types can then be used as regular types in the class and its subclasses. Subclasses can also redefine it with a more specific bound type. One can see a virtual type as an internal formal generic parameter or as a redefinable typedef.

class Foo
    type E: Object
    var derp: E 
class Bar
    super Foo
    redef type E: Int
var b = new Bar(5)
print b.derp + 1 # outputs 6