Alexandre Oliva oliva at
Mon May 15 19:28:09 PDT 2000

On May 15, 2000, Patrick Tullmann <tullmann at> wrote:

> However, Godmar has pointed out to me that Kaffe's current
> implementation is within the specification (the spec makes no
> fairness or liveness guarantees).  Additionally, Kaffe breaks broken
> code "faster".  If you really want fairness, then you'll have to
> implement a queue of some sort above the Java primitives.

Agreed.  I think we can keep the code to enable fairness `#ifdef'ed
out for whoever needs it, but, by default, we should try to be as
efficient as possible, within the bounds of the specification.

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