[concurrency-interest] More on: AtomicInteger and AtomicLong
should implement Numbe
Sat, 10 Jan 2004 09:57:46 -0600
Doug Lea wrote:
> While I'm at it: Could someone who favors subclassing Number try
> writing sample AtomicInteger/AtomicLong javadoc that would deconfuse
> those new users who are NOT expecting it. And keep it really short
> and obvious so people might actually notice it?
In an attempt to cover all the issues summarily I would write something
Concerning Number subclassing: This class subclasses Number to provide
the convenience of those methods for access to the value within. This
class is mutable, unlike the native Java type Number implementations.
Instances of this class are therefore not intended to be casually passed
around into contexts where the mutability might be unexpected.