[announce] InhiBeans: mitigate redundant recalculations

Richard Bair richard.bair at oracle.com
Mon Dec 16 08:30:36 PST 2013

Have you looked at https://github.com/Netflix/RxJava by chance? I've been dying to see somebody do an RxJava in JavaFX ever since devoxx and it looks like you may have inadvertently started down that path :-). 


On Dec 16, 2013, at 8:09 AM, Tomas Mikula <tomas.mikula at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 1:47 AM, Tomas Mikula <tomas.mikula at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 1:07 AM, Scott Palmer <swpalmer at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Interesting, no worse than John's pattern though.
>>> I thought of using a try/finally to make sure release was called and that
>>> naturally lead to thinking of try-with-resources, where the "resource" in
>>> this case is a binding of some sort (or a wrapper around a binding) that is
>>> invalidated on close() if needed.
>> That is an interesting idea. I didn't intend blockWhile() to be safe
>> with respect to exceptions, but merely
>> void blockWhile(Runnable r) {
>>    block();
>>    r.run();
>>    release();
>> }
>> Enhancement you are suggesting could be fleshed out as block()
>> returning an AutoCloseable and the usage would be
>> try(AutoCloseable a = relaxedArea.block()) {
>>    obj.setWidth(w);
>>    obj.setHeight(h);
>> }
> OK, done. I implemented both:
> 1. added the blockWhile() method;
> 2. made bindings AutoCloseable, and block() returns `this`.
> Tomas

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