API review of VarHandles
aph at redhat.com
Fri Jan 22 12:54:05 UTC 2016
On 01/22/2016 11:15 AM, Vitaly Davidovich wrote:
> I'm guessing opaque is compiler only fence because a method that a
> compiler doesn't inline (as an example) is considered "opaque" to
> the compiler and serves like a fence. Perhaps that's how opaque
> ended up here. At any rate, I think it's a poor name.
Humm. I guess so, but I'm not sure why you'd want a compiler fence in
Java. It's not like C where you can access memory-mapped I/O. I
suppose it disallows roach-motel code motion.
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