RE: JavaMemoryModel: Definitive citation for double-check idiom

From: David Holmes (
Date: Sun Jan 23 2000 - 16:39:31 EST

> Is this the definitive/source citation for the double-check
> idiom? Did things flow from this, or is the double-check idiom
> just one of those things that everyone re-invents on their own?
> Douglas Schmidt and Tim Harrison. ''Double-Checked Locking:
> An Optimization Pattern for Efficiently Initializing and Accessing
> Thread-safe Objects,'' Pattern Languages of Program Design 3,

This is the only documented description of the idiom that I know of, but
like all patterns this is simply documentation of something that is
"accepted and known practice". I don't think Doug and Tim claim to have
invented it. I cite such things using "as documented by ...".

David Holmes

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