JDK 9 RFR of 6375303: Review use of caching in BigDecimal

Brian Burkhalter brian.burkhalter at oracle.com
Wed Mar 19 23:34:41 UTC 2014

On Mar 19, 2014, at 4:32 PM, Mike Duigou <mike.duigou at oracle.com> wrote:

> Since the Unsafe.getObjectVolatile() allows use of volatile semantics without having to declare the field volatile I think this is a better idiom than what I had previously suggested. Hopefully this is a pattern we can use elsewhere.
> Are the java.util.concurrent.atomic imports still needed?

No they are not. I can remove them (and move the code at lines 2897-2906 to following coding conventions) if this is eventually approved.

> I have not reviewed the other changes.

Aside from toString() they are mostly straightforward cleanup.



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