JavaMemoryModel: How about "Synchronizes to" and "Synchronizes from"

From: Bill Pugh (
Date: Fri Mar 26 2004 - 09:48:50 EST

We've discussed needing some phrase we can use instead of
"creates a happens-before edge" in places such as

One proposal was "Synchronizes with", but I don't like that because
it sound symmetric, and doesn't convey the directed nature of

So what do you think about "synchronizes to" (and "synchronizes from")?

For example,
        starting a thread synchronizes to the run method of the thread
        successful joining with a thread synchronizes from the run method of
the thread

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