[concurrency-interest] How seriously should we takebrokendoublechecked idiom

Jeremy Manson jmanson at cs.purdue.edu
Tue May 3 17:18:51 EDT 2005

serge masse wrote:
> Thanks Dawid,
> I was not aware of this thesis. Will read it, or try
> to. I downloaded it.
> serge

Well, I suppose that at this point, I might as well chime in with a 
reading list.  I'm pretty sure that although these things have been 
announced on this list, there has never been a roundup.

Depending on your level of interest in the memory model (and depending 
on your level of expertise), you may be better off starting with one of 
Brian's articles:


Or the FAQ that he and I wrote:


For a more technical / academic version of this stuff, the paper that 
Bill, Sarita Adve and I wrote for this year's POPL might be a good bet.


JSR-133 itself is also a good place to go:


Mind you, I'm not trying to dissuade anyone from reading my 
dissertation.  I think (with no modesty whatsoever) I did a pretty good 
job of laying out the issues.  It is the only place to go (currently) 
for a full explanation of all our decisions.  But it may be more than a 
lot of people want to plow through.


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