[concurrency-interest] Re: AtomicInteger and AtomicLong should implement Number

Larry Riedel larryr@saturn.sdsu.edu
9 Jan 2004 19:09:56 -0000

> org.omg.CORBA.IntHolder and the other mutable numeric holder
> classes do not extend Number either.

My understanding was/is that the *Holder classes are to provide
an adaptor for the impedance mismatch between parameter passing
in CORBA vs Java, specifically that Java does not provide any
sort of call-by-reference/call-by-return/out/inout facility
for its own method invocations, but CORBA does; but anyway my
impression is the *Holder classes were not really meant for
developers to use in their code to build applications, are they?