RE: JavaMemoryModel: Proposals on wait and interrupts

From: Sylvia Else (
Date: Fri Jun 06 2003 - 07:19:01 EDT

>The issue is not that you can't implement the desired semantics, or
>even that you can't do it efficiently, but that the existing VM's are
>not amenable to implementing the desired semantics.

I'm becoming a bit bemused.

Earlier in this thread, the discussion seemed to be based on the idea that
the semantics as originally specified derived from a naive threading model
that was not practical in the real world, and that VMs had been implemented
that supported the practical reality. I am less convinced now as to the
validity of that position.

I would welcome a clear explanation of why VM developers should not be
expected to implement the documented behaviour. The mere fact that they got
it wrong in the past is not a reason.


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