PING! - RFR 7032154: Performance tuning of sun.misc.FloatingDecimal/FormattedFloatingDecimal

Martin Buchholz martinrb at
Wed May 29 23:57:42 UTC 2013

I would like to see the real world-class experts on this scary math stuff
(Alan Eliasen, Tim Buktu) be made honorary jdk reviewers, just for their
area of specialization, if that was bureaucratically possible.  Shouldn't
the original authors be cc'ed?

The code is awesome.  My thorough review found only these defects:

Use third person in the first sentence of a javadoc - e.g.


Don't use the denigrated C style
char zero[] =
Instead use
char[] zero =

This looks odd:

normalized as a//binary*

The original comment looked more normal:

normalized as a *binary*


Otherwise, approved!

On Fri, May 24, 2013 at 10:09 AM, Brian Burkhalter <
brian.burkhalter at> wrote:

> Originally posted one month ago today.
> Thanks,
> Brian

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