[concurrency-interest] Reordering and Immutability

oleksandr otenko oleksandr.otenko at oracle.com
Wed Feb 6 12:46:59 EST 2013

On 03/02/2013 21:21, David Holmes wrote:
> Yann Le Tallec writes:
> ...
>> (2) Same question with resource declared as "private static Resource
>> resource;" (without the "= null") and with the additional assumption
>> that Resource is immutable
>> - I am told that "Resource resource; can't race whereas Resource
>> resource = null; can", but I don't see why they are different from a
>> JMM perspective.
> There is no difference. "Resource resource;" implicitly sets resource to
> null during static initialization of the class.

Then it may also return a non-null value that is not even a valid 
reference, and certainly doesn't necessarily reference a valid Resource 



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