A bug with automatic variables and finally

Glynn Clements glynn at sensei.co.uk
Thu May 8 13:09:19 PDT 1997

Gary Howland writes:

 > There is a "volatile" keyword in Java, but I don't think it does anything
 > at present.  Perhaps we will have to explicitly use volatile at some point
 > in the future, allowing compilers to make certain optimisations.

It does do something. volatile variables have slightly different
semantics w.r.t. multithreading than non-volatile variables.

Glynn Clements <glynn at sensei.co.uk>

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