Feedback and comments on ARM proposal

Neal Gafter neal at
Tue Mar 10 09:18:21 PDT 2009

On Tue, Mar 10, 2009 at 8:36 AM, Tim Peierls <tim at> wrote:
> the coin-dev list has yet to
> come up with an example where ARM support is both appropriate and difficult
> to provide under the proposal.

We identified a whole pile of them.  java.awt.Graphics,
org.eclipse.swt.graphic.Path, java.nio.channels.FileLock,
org.ietf.jgss.GSSCredential, and java.awt.image.VolatileImage to pick
a few.

> Getting a little OT: If you're using Lock.lock() and Lock.unlock()
> exclusively now, unless you are using Conditions, you might as well just use
> regular built-in synchronization. Your code will be easier to understand.

Easier to understand, but unfortunately incorrect.  I use Lock where
fairness is required.

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