Re: What does volatile guarantee?

Lew <>
Wed, 17 Feb 2010 12:50:48 -0500
Mike Schilling wrote:

Lew wrote:

Mike Schilling wrote:

Lew wrote:

Lars Enderin wrote:

The fontshower applet alone is enough to turn me off. I says:
Sorry, you need Java 1.5+ to run this Applet.
I have Java 1.6!

Lew wrote:

Why is that a problem? You meet the requirement.

Mike Schilling wrote:

But the message says that he doesn't. Perhaps he has a 1.6 JDK
installed, but the JRE used by the browser is only at 1.4.

That's not what the message says. It says that he has Java 6 and
doesn't even mention a JDK. It also doesn't actually say that he
has a problem, only that the applet's requirement turns him off, an
emotional response.

I read it differently: that the applet issues the error message
"Sorry, you need Java 1.5+ to run this Applet", but this makes no
sense to Lars because he has Java 1.6.

That's how I read it, too, although both of us had to infer to make
that interpretation. Especially because that objection doesn't make
sense. According to that interpretation, Lars's system meets the


Leaving the question, "Why is that a problem?"

Because the applet doesn't recognize that it does.

How do you figure? It asks for Java 1.5+, and 1.6 is certainly above 1.5.


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