RFC: Adding ConcurrentModificationException for HashMap.computeIfAbsent(), and JDK-8071667
brent.christian at oracle.com
Wed Feb 4 00:01:51 UTC 2015
The code in bug 8071667  passes a mappingFunction to
computeIfAbsent() which itself put()s a sufficient number of additional
entries into the HashMap to cause a resize/rehash. As a result,
computeIfAbsent() doesn't add the new entry at the proper place in the
While one should not (mis)use the mappingFunction in this way,
HashMap.computeIfAbsent() (and similar HashMap methods which accept
Lambda expressions) could check for and throw a
ConcurrentModificationException on a "best-effort" basis, similar to
iterators. This is already done in bulk operations HashMap.forEach()
I think it's also worth making mention of this in the JavaDoc.
Here's an example of what might be done, using computeIfAbsent() as an
I would update HashMap and Hashtable. It looks like
ConcurrentHashMap.computeIfAbsent() already forbids such usage, stating
that the computation "must not attempt to update any other mappings of
Comments on this approach?
"HashMap.computeIfAbsent() adds entry that HashMap.get() does not find."
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