JavaMemoryModel: Qualified this is final?

From: Sylvia Else (
Date: Sat Apr 17 2004 - 04:05:06 EDT

An instance of a non-static inner class has an implied reference to another
instance, and this reference is used when fields of the other instance are
accessed. The reference can also be accessed directly means of a qualified
this expression of the form classname.this.

Is this reference considered to be final by the memory model, in that it is
included in the freeze that occurs at the end of a constructor?

If not, should it be?


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