JavaMemoryModel: Shall we just punt on which classloaders are reachable?

From: Bill Pugh (
Date: Thu May 20 2004 - 10:44:53 EDT

Given the subtlety here, I'm thinking we should just punt
in JSR-133 about which classloaders are reachable. In other words,
just take "reachable classloaders" as a term defined elsewhere
that we can use in our definitions.

If we had an very formal definition that worked in the single-threaded
case, we could try to nail down the additional issues that come up
in the multithreaded case.

But since these issues aren't entirely nailed down, I think
we should just punt, rather than trying to decide in JSR-133
on things like whether executing a static method of a class
means that the classloader that loaded the class is reachable.


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