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10    by <a href="http://gee.cs.oswego.edu/dl">Doug Lea</a>    by <a href="http://gee.cs.oswego.edu/dl">Doug Lea</a>
11    <p>    <p>
12    
13  This is an updated version of the specification submitted for JCP Public  This is maintenance repository of JSR166 specifications.  For further
14  Review.  To check for further updates, access a preliminary prototype  information, go to: <A
 release of main functionality, or join a mailing list discussing  
 JSR-166, go to: <A  
15  HREF="http://altair.cs.oswego.edu/mailman/listinfo/concurrency-interest">  HREF="http://altair.cs.oswego.edu/mailman/listinfo/concurrency-interest">
16  http://altair.cs.oswego.edu/mailman/listinfo/concurrency-interest</A>.  http://altair.cs.oswego.edu/mailman/listinfo/concurrency-interest</A>.
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18  <p><em>Note: The javadocs here includes some existing java.util  <p><em>Note: The javadocs here do <em>not</em> include pre-existing
19  Collection interfaces and classes that are not part of the JSR-166  java classes (for example <tt>java.lang.Thread</tt>) that were changed
20  spec, but are included because JSR-166 methods implement or inherit  as part of the JSR166 spec.  On the other hand, the javadocs here do
21  from their specifications.</em>  include some existing java.util Collection interfaces and classes that
22    are not part of the spec, but are included because some new methods
23    implement or inherit from their specifications.
24    </em>
25    
26  <p> JSR-166 introduces package <tt>java.util.concurrent</tt>  <p> JSR-166 introduces package <tt>java.util.concurrent</tt>
27  containing utility classes commonly useful in concurrent  containing utility classes commonly useful in concurrent
28  programming. Like package <tt>java.util</tt>, it includes a few small  programming. Like package <tt>java.util</tt>, it includes a few small
29  standardized extensible frameworks, as well as some classes that  standardized extensible frameworks, as well as other classes that
30  provide useful functionality and are otherwise tedious or difficult to  provide useful functionality and are otherwise tedious or difficult to
31  implement.  implement.
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38  pools. This diversity reflects the range of contexts in which  pools. This diversity reflects the range of contexts in which
39  developers of concurrent programs have been found to require or desire  developers of concurrent programs have been found to require or desire
40  support not previously available in J2SE, which also keeping the  support not previously available in J2SE, which also keeping the
41  resulting package small; providing only functionality that it makes  resulting package small; providing only functionality that has been
42  sense to standardize.  found to be worthwhile to standardize.
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44  <p>Descriptions and brief motivations for the main components may be  <p>Descriptions and brief motivations for the main components may be
45  found in the associated package documentation.  JSR-166 also includes  found in the associated package documentation.  JSR-166 also includes

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