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

Shyam Shyam.Ramamurthy@oracle.com
Sun, 11 Jan 2004 20:27:33 -0700

Larry Riedel wrote:

>It looks to me like think AtomicX provide a specific simple case of
>confinement/synchronization under the control of the application
>which happens to map cleanly to instructions which can be performed
>orders of magnitude more quickly by the JVM or CPU than if they were
>implemented them using the Java language level equivalents.  I do not
>think they change the fundamental nature of the entities for which they
>are providing that particular case of confinement/synchronization, or
>that those entities which would benefit from the use of that efficient
>implementation are necessarily inherently different in practice from
>those which would not.

A tangential comment on this : Would it make sense to have XYZ.atomicX 
that would return a atomic version of X akin to 


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