[concurrency-interest] jsr166y.forkjoin API comments

Neal Gafter neal at gafter.com
Fri Jan 25 17:00:39 EST 2008


On Jan 25, 2008 12:58 PM, Mark Thornton <mthornton at optrak.co.uk> wrote:

> During the first public review of JSR 14 (Generics) I proposed an
> extension that would have supported primitives. ... I think the mechanism
> I proposed then would still be technically feasible today (absent
> curious interactions with auto-boxing)...


I've never heard a proposal that I thought was technically feasible from a
language perspective, other than the obvious performance-problematic scheme
of boxing on the way in and unboxing on the way out.  Do you have a writeup
of your proposed subtyping rules?
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