Re: Using ReentrantLock

Lew <>
Sat, 22 Aug 2009 20:10:11 -0400
Arne Vajh??j wrote:

Lew wrote:

Arne Vajh??j wrote:

I was actually talking about the similar but slightly different
situation where the object are made available after assignment.

Object o = new Object();
// now o could be shared among threads if the something made it so

Provided 'o' is 'final'.

I can not see why final or non-final should make a difference

First there is the JLS that says (17.4.1):

Local variables (??14.4), formal method parameters (??8.4.1) or
exception handler parameters are never shared between threads
and are unaffected by the memory model.

The only way I know of to get a thread to share a local variable value is as
an inner class that refers to a variable in the invoking context, which
requires that the outer variable be 'final'.

JLS 8.1.3:

Any local variable, formal method parameter or
exception handler parameter used but not declared in an inner class
must be declared final.


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