anyone using AsynchronousDatagramChannel?

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at
Thu Oct 21 12:00:11 PDT 2010

We're thinking of removing AsynchronousDatagramChannel (it provides an 
asynchronous channel for datagram-oriented sockets). This channel was 
included in the API for consistency reasons. It's not needed for 
scalability reasons. The implementation of this channel isn't up to 
scratch (it's a prototype implementation), the spec needs a bit of work, 
and there is testing work to do it. There are many other more important 
things to get done and there's no reason why we can't bring it back, say 
in jdk8. So I'm interested to know if anyone is actually using it? I 
think it's only been mentioned once on this list.



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