RFR 8003981: Support Parallel Array Sorting - JEP 103

Paul Sandoz paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Fri Dec 21 11:01:50 UTC 2012

On Dec 21, 2012, at 11:31 AM, Chris Hegarty <chris.hegarty at oracle.com> wrote:

> On 12/21/2012 01:49 AM, David Holmes wrote:
>> Hi Chris,
>> The specdiff is missing the Object variants for some reason.
> Sorry, I should have noticed this. There was an old version of specdiff in my environment. I regenerated the specdiff ( it's all there ), and updated the original specdiff link.
>> Otherwise this looks pretty much as I remember it. :)
> Good to hear that!
>> There is an open question as to whether MIN_ARRAY_SORT_GRAN should be
>> configurable/overridable.
> My opinion, for what it's worth, is to keep this out of the API.

+1 to keep it out of the public API.

It's the type of configurable thing that is useful for testing purposes but i don't think we should expose users to the black art of selecting the best threshold to switch from divide and conquer to sequential evaluation.


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