RFR: 8035284: (xs) Remove redundant null initialization

Lance @ Oracle lance.andersen at oracle.com
Fri Apr 11 19:25:48 UTC 2014

Looks fine mike

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On Apr 11, 2014, at 3:22 PM, Mike Duigou <mike.duigou at oracle.com> wrote:

> Hello all;
> This is a simple cleanup changeset that removes redundant initialization of fields to null from a number of collection classes. These field initializations may seem cheap but they do have a cost:
> - For volatile fields there is a measurable cost on some benchmarks for these extra initializations.
> - Larger byte code in <init> methods.
> - For transient fields the initialization is misleading since it does not occur on deserialization.
> https://bugs.openjdk.java.net/browse/JDK-8035284
> http://cr.openjdk.java.net/~mduigou/JDK-8035284/0/webrev/
> Redundant null initializations in other components/packages will be handled in separate issues.
> Mike

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