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From Mike Drob <md...@mdrob.com>
Subject Re: StatsIterator - what is the significance of 23?
Date Wed, 04 Sep 2013 02:17:22 GMT
At a guess, it looks like a small prime intended to decrease the amount of
atomic operations.

Completely unrelated, but this made me think of Feynman and the mysterious
number 137.


On Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 9:29 PM, David Medinets <david.medinets@gmail.com>wrote:

> At the risk of having overlooked something obvious, I was curious about the
> occurrence of 23 in the StatsIterator code:
>
>   public void next() throws IOException {
>     super.next();
>     numRead++;
>
>     if (numRead % 23 == 0) {
>       readCounter.addAndGet(numRead);
>       numRead = 0;
>     }
>   }
>
> I'm also wondering about the StatsIterator in general. The member variables
> are all private. They are incremented but never used.
>

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