Re: JavaMemoryModel: JavaOne

From: Joshua Bloch (
Date: Wed Mar 29 2000 - 16:45:37 EST


>> Does anyone know Holub or Larman?
>> They would probably be more
>> receptive to being told that the
>> double-checked idiom is invalid from
>> someone they know.
>Many Java programmers, Holub included, trace the idiom back to Doug
>Schmidt. Perhaps it would be most effective if Doug issued a formal
>"recall" :)

   The idiom substantially predates Schmidt's paper. It was in common use
at Transarc by '90. I believe that I came up with it, but I'm quite certain
that I wasn't the only one to do so.


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