RFR 8005311: Add Scalable Updatable Variables, DoubleAccumulator, DoubleAdder, LongAccumulator, LongAdder
dl at cs.oswego.edu
Tue Jan 8 15:32:35 UTC 2013
On 01/08/13 10:01, Peter Levart wrote:
> - accumulate(long x) returns the post-modification value of the modified cell or
> base (the returned value of the function that was used to update the state)
To avoid what would be a serious and common usage error
(people treating the return value as if it were the aggregate result),
this would need to be exposed only in a suitably-name "protected"
> - the accumulator function is always called for initial allocations of cells
> (with identity value as 1st argument, like when accumulating on the base) - the
> original code optimizes this situation and just installs the parameter x into
> the cell.
Good idea; thanks. I see that this tiny and cheap change would
just barely widen applicability.
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