Future plans for sun.misc.Contended

Vitaly Davidovich vitalyd at gmail.com
Thu Feb 23 17:26:14 UTC 2017

Hi all,

I'm curious if anyone knows the future plans for this annotation,
specifically if it's slated to become officially supported in Java SE and
if so, what the timeline looks like (if that exists).

My understanding was it's in sun.misc as an experimental/"unstable"
annotation, but that it was incubating there before being made supported
(and moved out of that package) as it's a legitimately useful feature (the
manual padding one does today with class hierarchy and unused padding
fields is atrocious, as some of you may know).


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