[concurrency-interest] Fence API
dl at cs.oswego.edu
Tue Jan 27 07:23:51 EST 2009
Walking through discussions of the name for the method initially
listed as "keepAlive", I'm giving one more shot to a concrete
proposal before resorting to a poll/vote.
The name "reachabilityFence" has a few virtues:
* mentions reachability vs aliveness
* "fence" implies the "here"-ness that was missing in other names
* is of a similar form as other fences, so the spec can phrased
in a similar way.
Probably the main disadvantage is that it is more awkward-sounding
that some other suggestions.
An updated draft with this wording is at
Please take a look. If there are more than a few complaints or
alternative suggestions, we'll do a poll.
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