JEP 103: Parallel Array Sorting - proposal, reaction to Mr. Harned post

Kasper Nielsen kasperni at
Wed Oct 5 07:53:30 UTC 2011

On 05-10-2011 05:08, Andrew Thompson wrote:
> So is there any convergence between these ideas? Should we be thinking about adding a default ForkJoinPool to the platform, or should we be thinking about adding a default ExecutorService to the platform, which may or may not be a ForkJoinPool based on some clever logic the platform vendor could run based on # of cpus, memory, etc?
> I think the idea of a platform ExecutorService is interesting and may warrant its own separate JEP, which I'd be happy to write (I was thinking of doing so anyway, but I also thought it might make sense to prototype something first).


There was a discussion about this on the jsr-166 mailing list last year:

I think there was pros and cons, so nothing really happened.


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