API review of VarHandles
paul.sandoz at oracle.com
Thu Jan 21 22:42:47 UTC 2016
This is a request to review the VarHandles API. The code reviews and pushes will occur separately, and flow through the hs-comp repo, most likely from the bottom up first with Unsafe changes.
The specdiff can be found here:
(Note that specdiff renders some aspects of JavaDoc incorrectly, so just ignore any such quirks.)
A consensus on the set of access mode methods proposed by Doug was previously discussed and reached.
For the moment please ignore the following methods on MethodHandles: byteArrayViewVarHandle; and byteBufferViewVarHandle. It is necessary to revisit that functionality w.r.t. alignment and proposed enhancements to ByteBuffer (in discussion on valhalla-dev).
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