[concurrency-interest]Atomic variables

Doug Lea dl@cs.oswego.edu
Fri, 9 Aug 2002 18:57:31 -0400

Greg Gagne wrote:

> Why not have an AtomicBoolean as well? 

We decided that you are right; and further that we might as well flesh
this out for all scalar types (thus also adding short and char). Doing
otherwise seems gratuitously inconsistent, and asking for trouble in
some unknown way down the road.