[concurrency-interest] on happens-before formalism

Qingzhou Luo qluo2 at illinois.edu
Fri Feb 3 00:16:17 EST 2012


I think they did mean reflexive.

See partial order definition:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partially_ordered_set

On Thu, Feb 2, 2012 at 5:51 PM, Pavel Rappo <pavel.rappo at gmail.com> wrote:

> I've been reading "SPECIAL POPL ISSUE The Java Memory Model" by Jeremy
> Manson, William Pugh and Sarita Adve.
> There's one (yet) thing seems strange to me. Though I think it's actually a
> typo it's still worth mentioning.
>
> page. 8, 2.1: "...Note that all of this means that happens-before is a
> partial order: it is reflexive, transitive and anti-symmetric..."
>
> Am I right saying authors actually meant "irreflexive"?
>
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