Re: JavaMemoryModel: Agreement to disagree: where things stand

From: Bill Pugh (
Date: Mon Jul 28 2003 - 16:41:20 EDT

>Finally, I implore Bill and Jeremy not to use "consistency" and
>"causal consistency" as they do. "Consistency" is far too broad and
>overused, and "causal consistency" is a model defined by Ahamad, et
>al. I'm sure Sarita and others can attest to the confusion that
>ensued after the multiple definitions of "coherence", "processor
>consistency" and "release consistency". We'll forever have to say
>"causal consistency as defined by Pugh and Manson".
> Victor

OK, does anyone have suggestions for alternative names?

We could just call it the Manson/Pugh model, and say that it consists
of two properties, consistency or causality.

Or we can try to find synonyms for consistency and causality.


JavaMemoryModel mailing list -

This archive was generated by hypermail 2b29 : Thu Oct 13 2005 - 07:00:47 EDT