anyone using AsynchronousDatagramChannel?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Sun Dec 29 12:21:08 PST 2013

On 29/12/2013 19:26, Michael Tague wrote:
> Hi,
> In a previous posting by Alan Bateman in 2010 said:
> 	We're thinking of removing AsynchronousDatagramChannel (it provides an
> 	asynchronous channel for datagram-oriented sockets). This channel was
> 	included in the API for consistency reasons. It's not needed for
> 	scalability reasons. The implementation of this channel isn't up to
> 	scratch (it's a prototype implementation), the spec needs a bit of work,
> 	and there is testing work to do it. There are many other more important
> 	things to get done and there’s no reason why we can't bring it back, say
> 	in jdk8. So I'm interested to know if anyone is actually using it? I
> 	think it's only been mentioned once on this list.
> 	Thanks,
> 	-Alan.
> I would just like to say: I am!   And I would like to.   Unless I’ve missed it, it doesn’t appear to have made it into JDK 8.
There hasn't been any interest since then so we haven't re-visited it. 
Have a specific usage in mind?

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