- Type Parameters:
T- the type of the object managed by this initializer class
- All Implemented Interfaces:
public abstract class AtomicSafeInitializer<T> extends Object implements ConcurrentInitializer<T>
AtomicInitializerthis class is based on atomic variables, so it can create an object under concurrent access without synchronization. However, it implements an additional check to guarantee that the
initialize()method which actually creates the object cannot be called multiple times.
Because of this additional check this implementation is slightly less efficient than
AtomicInitializer, but if the object creation in the
initialize()method is expensive or if multiple invocations of
initialize()are problematic, it is the better alternative.
From its semantics this class has the same properties as
LazyInitializer. It is a "save" implementation of the lazy initializer pattern. Comparing both classes in terms of efficiency is difficult because which one is faster depends on multiple factors. Because
AtomicSafeInitializerdoes not use synchronization at all it probably outruns
LazyInitializer, at least under low or moderate concurrent access. Developers should run their own benchmarks on the expected target platform to decide which implementation is suitable for their specific use case.
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