[concurrency-interest] DirectByteBuffers and reachabilityFence

Martin Buchholz martinrb at google.com
Sat Dec 12 14:08:43 EST 2015

On Thu, Dec 10, 2015 at 4:45 AM, Doug Lea <dl at cs.oswego.edu> wrote:

>> I don't know if Doug/Hans/Bill/Jeremy can shed any light on why the JLS
>> was
>> not updated as expected, but I'd really like to know if they intended to
>> remove the temporal constraint, or whether they also thought the HB was
>> sufficient.
> Several "editorial improvements" were made (by Gilad Bracha and/or
> others) when JSR133 text was incorporated into JLS. Plus some glitches
> that might just be latex->framemaker conversion breakage. Some still
> remain, and are on to-do list when JMM is substantively revised.

IIRC Gilad intended to incorporate JSR133 into the JLS without
substantive changes.  I'm pretty sure the current state of 12.6.1 is
unintentional.  It may simply be a mistaken focus on only updating
Chapter 17.

Why not just fix it now?  Don't wait for the Great Memory Model Rewrite.

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