RFR: 8221477: Inject os/cpu-specific constants into Unsafe from JVM

Andrew Haley aph at redhat.com
Thu Mar 28 16:26:04 UTC 2019

On 3/28/19 4:23 PM, Andrew Haley wrote:
> Dijkstra:
>   The notation iff is used for "if and only if". A few years ago,
>   while lecturing in Denmark, I used Fif instead, reasoning that since
>   "if and only if" was a symmetric concept its notation should be
>   symmetric also.  Without knowing it, I had punned in Danish and the
>   audience laughed, for fif in Danish means "a little trick". I
>   resolved thereafter to use fif so I could tell my joke, but my
>   colleagues talked me out of it.

Arggh! Sorry, that was Gries, not Dijkstra. I misremembered.

Andrew Haley
Java Platform Lead Engineer
Red Hat UK Ltd. <https://www.redhat.com>
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