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From Geir Magnusson Jr <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [classlib] proposal - resolution to java.util.concurrent issue
Date Sat, 10 Jun 2006 12:25:03 GMT

Nathan Beyer wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Geir Magnusson Jr [mailto:geir@pobox.com]
>> Tim Ellison wrote:
>>> Geir Magnusson Jr wrote:
>>>> Tim Ellison wrote:

>>> Can you expand on that for me?  Why isn't a binary dependency
>> sufficient?
>> It would be if there was one.  As far as I can tell, there isn't.
>> There also may be small mods required to work w/ our VMI.  Dunno -
>> hopefully Nathan or others can tell us.
> There was one binary, but it seemed more like an experimental build of new
> stuff.

Right - my impression is that Doug and crew are not in the business to
be providing distributions of this code, given the limited audience (us,
Sun, IBM, BEA and GNU Classpath) and the need for it to be tweaked for
each usage.

> As for the code, there will have to be some modifications to work with our
> VMI. The java.util.concurrent classes are clean, but the 'atomic' and
> 'locks' packages are filled with references to a Sun proprietary class, that
> we would have to replace. For example, check out the AtomicBoolean class
> [1].
> [1]
> http://gee.cs.oswego.edu/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/jsr166/src/main/java/util/concu
> rrent/atomic/AtomicBoolean.java?rev=1.20&content-type=text/vnd.viewcvs-marku
> p



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