API review of VarHandles
brian.goetz at oracle.com
Fri Jan 22 14:46:08 UTC 2016
> The VarHandle API isn't ergonomic like Unsafe; this being for power
> users is irrelevant to the ergonomics of the API. Instead, it's fairly
> verbose with setup ceremony. Now, I personally don't mind that too
> much and more interested in the features it provides but I'm not
> surprised by David's reaction.
> People already provide nicer APIs on top of Unsafe in their own
> projects, and I suspect this will be even more so with VH.
And that's absolutely fine with us. We wanted to provide a secure,
safe, fast substrate that code generators and brave library writers
alike will use; if people want to wrap it, we view that as success, not
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