VarHandles & LMAX Disruptor

Brian Goetz brian.goetz at
Mon Jul 27 14:30:03 UTC 2015

> A small comment on the naming.  I'm wondering why the name VarHandle?
> It feels like FieldHandle would be a better name.  VarHandle suggests
> that it would be able to apply it to stack variable, parameters etc?

VarHandle supports access to array elements and off-heap variables as 
well.  Fields are too specific.

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