RFR: 8035284: (xs) Remove redundant null initialization
chris.hegarty at oracle.com
Fri Apr 11 20:07:39 UTC 2014
This look good to me. I'm really happy to see these do away. I'll help clean up other areas too.
> On 11 Apr 2014, at 20:22, 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.
> Redundant null initializations in other components/packages will be handled in separate issues.
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