RFR: 8271820: Implementation of JEP 416: Reimplement Core Reflection with Method Handle [v8]
mchung at openjdk.java.net
Tue Sep 14 20:21:01 UTC 2021
On Tue, 14 Sep 2021 19:33:38 GMT, Peter Levart <plevart at openjdk.org> wrote:
> Just another question: Is migrating from Unsafe based FieldAccessor(s) to VarHandle based an important step to final goal of Unsafe elimination because I don't think it is a necessary step for Loom.
No. We could continue to use Unsafe but moving to VarHandle reduces the development cost when extending core reflection for a new feature for example for Project Valhalla, which is one of the goals.
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