Proposal: Automatic Resource Management

Neal Gafter neal at
Sat Mar 7 10:28:33 PST 2009

Although I understand this proposal does not address locks (among
others), holding a lock is most definitely holding a "true resource".

On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 10:19 AM, Joshua Bloch <jjb at> wrote:
> If people feel that the locking case is important, I encourage them to
> pursue it with another proposal.  I suspect that it won't be difficult to
> write.  But I am less certain that it will pay for itself.  I believe that
> the cost-benefit ratio for "true resources" is much higher than for locks.
>  When Doug was working on JSR 166 we discussed linguistic support, but he
> never really felt the need.

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