[concurrency-interest] RFC -- Java7 java.util.concurrent plans

Joe Bowbeer joe.bowbeer at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 16:19:50 EST 2008


On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:40 PM, Kevin Bourrillion wrote:

> On Fri, Dec 12, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Endre Stølsvik wrote:
>
> > ConcurrentReferenceHashMap is, to me, over the line; I
>> > believe it would actually in practice be lesser-known and lesser-used
>> for
>> > its handicap of a name.
>>
>> "Lesser-known and lesser-used"?!
>
>
> Yes.
>
> I get what you're saying: your comments imply quite strongly that you don't
> believe there is any such concept as "usability."  If a feature exists, then
> people will use it, right?
>
> But in my experience, usability matters -- a lot.  It is not only the
> quality and utility of a feature, but also how appropriately that feature is
> presented (from the *users'* perspective, not the authors'), that governs
> how much that feature will pay off.
>


Endre expresses the sentiment of this API user fairly accurately.
Consistency contributes to usability.

I think ConcurrentReferenceMap is the best solution.  It combines
consistency and clarity in their proper proportions.

Joe
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