Re: JavaMemoryModel: Definition of volatile revisited

From: Jeremy Manson (
Date: Mon Mar 22 2004 - 10:38:52 EST

> Vijay -
> > So it seems to me that we need a total order on writes to volatile
> > variables. Hasnt this been discussed before? Why the change to the
> > current language then?
> Neither the strong nor weak semantics being discussed allow the
> undesirable result you mooted.

I phrased this wrong. I meant to say that the strong and weak semantics
issue is orthogonal to this issue, but regardless of which is chosen, the
semantics will support this property.

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