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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 the proposed final draft JSR166 specification.  To check for  This is maintenance repository of JSR166 specifications.  For further
14  further updates, or join a mailing list discussing JSR-166, go to: <A  information, 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
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30  provide useful functionality and are otherwise tedious or difficult to  provide useful functionality and are otherwise tedious or difficult to
31  implement.  implement.
32    
33  <p>JSR-166 focusses on breadth, providing critical functionality  <p>JSR-166 focuses on breadth, providing critical functionality
34  useful across a wide range of concurrent programming styles and  useful across a wide range of concurrent programming styles and
35  applications, ranging from low-level atomic operations, to  applications, ranging from low-level atomic operations, to
36  customizable locks and synchronization aids, to various concurrent  customizable locks and synchronization aids, to various concurrent
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60  class:  class:
61  <ul>  <ul>
62    <li> It now allows per-thread installation of handlers for uncaught    <li> It now allows per-thread installation of handlers for uncaught
63    exceptions. Ths optionally disassociates handlers from ThreadGroups,    exceptions. This optionally disassociates handlers from ThreadGroups,
64    which has proven to be too inflexible. (Note that the combination of    which has proven to be too inflexible. (Note that the combination of
65    features in JSR-166 make ThreadGroups even less likely to be used in    features in JSR-166 make ThreadGroups even less likely to be used in
66    most programs. Perhaps they will eventually be deprecated.)    most programs. Perhaps they will eventually be deprecated.)

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