[concurrency-interest] Assignment of references atomic?

Ryan LeCompte Ryan.LeCompte at pangonetworks.com
Wed Oct 12 07:59:42 EDT 2005

Hello all,

I know that assignment of doubles are potentially unsafe since they are 64 bits, but I was wonder if assignment of object references are atomic in J2SE 1.4.2 and J2SE 5.0? For example, is it safe to do the following without synchronizing the methods:

Object getObject() {

   return object;



void setObject(Object o) {


   if (someCondition == true) {


      this.object = o;





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