RE: JavaMemoryModel: ECMA CLI/C# spec

From: Bill Pugh (
Date: Fri Dec 21 2001 - 14:32:05 EST

Forwarded from "THOMPSON,CAROL (HP-Cupertino,ex1)" <>
(who isn't subscribed under that email address so her posting to the
list bounced).

At 2:28 PM -0500 12/21/01, wrote:
>It is my belief that Bill is correct, i.e. that section 11.7 was not
>updated. In fact, it seems odd to me that we had a section 11.6.6 entitled
>"Atomic Reads and Writes" and then another section 11.7 entitled "Atomicity
>of Memory Accesses". It would seem to me that 11.7, which is the older
>text, should be eliminated, with the possible exception of the last
>paragraph (I believe that it should be stated elsewhere that data layout
>follows natural alignment by default, but I haven't found it yet).
>I find it frustrating that we've left this contradiction in the document,
>when I thought we'd done a reasonable job on this (and I did a fair amount
>of the final editorial work on Partition I!)
>- Carol
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