[concurrency-interest] Question on JCIP annotations

Brian Goetz brian at quiotix.com
Thu Oct 12 11:10:21 EDT 2006

> Agreed - I realize it's a corner case and just wanted to ask for some
> clarification (with an eye towards Findbugs). @ThreadSafe makes more sense
> when @Immutable implies multiple objects.

Also, bear in mind that a class with static methods only might still not 
be thread-safe if they have shared mutable state that is not properly 
synchronized.  For example:

public class FooFactory {
   private static int fooCount;

   public static Foo newFoo() {
     return new Foo();

   public static getFooCount() { return fooCount; }

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