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init() method thread-safe

Tony Morris
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Some research at http://www.jguru.com/faq/view.jsp?EID=150 suggests that my first call is not thread-safe but the second one is.
I'm looking for confirmation of this, since I can't find anything to suggest this in the relevant specifications.

Tony Morris
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William Brogden
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Since it is the responsibility of the servlet container to call init, you are guaranteed that only one Thread will be calling it in a given servlet instance. However, it is your problem to understand the behavior of SomethingElse.getMyObject.
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