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RE: svn commit: r1476359 - in /subversion/trunk/subversion/bindings/javahl/src/org: apache/subversion/javahl/types/LogDate.java tigris/subversion/javahl/LogDate.java

From: Bert Huijben <bert_at_qqmail.nl>
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:24:03 +0200

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Phippard [mailto:markphip_at_gmail.com]
> Sent: maandag 29 april 2013 17:59
> To: Philip Martin
> Cc: Subversion Development
> Subject: Re: svn commit: r1476359 - in
> /subversion/trunk/subversion/bindings/javahl/src/org:
> apache/subversion/javahl/types/LogDate.java
> tigris/subversion/javahl/LogDate.java
> On Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Philip Martin
> <philip.martin_at_wandisco.com> wrote:
> > Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com> writes:
> >
> >> I think Synchronized is a better solution, but will not object if you
> >> want to make the change.
> >
> > I'm a novice as far as Java is concerned, I don't know which style is
> > preferred.
> This is a decent resource that shows the different options:
> http://www.javacodegeeks.com/2010/07/java-best-practices-dateformat-
> in.html
> We could adopt the ThreadLocal option but as you point out this code
> is not used a lot. So it seems like the simpler approach is better.
> Besides the fact that the benchmarks that use multiple threads show
> that Synchronized is faster than creating a new object, the reason I
> like it is that it calls out the fact that there is a thread safety
> issue for people to be aware of. If we implemented the other
> approach, we could obviously add comments explaining why, but I think
> it would still be prone to someone "optimizing" the code back to the
> current state.
> If someone really wants to max out the performance we could go the
> ThreadLocal route. I think we should have more tests of this class if
> we do that, since the code becomes more complicated. I did not want to
> commit to writing those.
> Anyway, as I said, based on the research you did (thanks!) I now
> realize I can fix the problem in Subclipse where we were probably
> "abusing" our usage of this class. The change I committed is still a
> valid improvement, I just do not think there is a lot of reason to
> optimize this any further.

In SharpSvn I opted to make the C code parse the date using the same code as
our api uses and then pass the .Net internal representation (100 nano
seconds intervals since some epoch a few hundred years ago) when creating a
DateTime instance. Maybe we could do a similar thing in JavaHL and avoid all
the Java type agnostic specific parsing code with these problems.

Received on 2013-04-29 19:25:03 CEST

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