Executors enhancement

Christian Schulte cs at schulte.it
Tue Aug 9 16:36:30 UTC 2016

Am 08/08/16 um 01:16 schrieb Claes Redestad:
> Hi Christian,
> have you looked at java.util.concurrent.ForkJoinPool.commonPool()?

Thanks for pointing that out. I looked at Java 7 documentation and did
not notice a common pool got added in Java 8. I will postpone any effort
on parallelization until targetting Java 8. I am not sure if that is
really what I am looking for, however. Need to gather experience to find
out about. As Brian Goetz has pointed out, it is about being "a good
citizen". Before asking, I looked at some open source projects to find
out how they are implementing parallelization. Very few do. Numbers seem
to be increasing. Developers are talking about it. Most of the time they
start with employing theire own executors internally. So maybe the
common pool should be pushed somehow so it gets more attention on e.g.
Stackoverflow. The Java tutorials only contain a basic explanation of
the fork/join framework at
They really should be enhanced to teach how to use the common pool properly.


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