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Servlet 3.0 specs doubt ?

gurpeet singh
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Joined: Apr 04, 2012
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this is in context of Asynchronous processing.

the specs says that

Thread safety
Be aware that other than the
startAsync, and complete methods, the request and response objects are not
thread safe.

i'm not able to understand what it means ? what does other than startAsync and complete methods means ?

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Paul Clapham

Joined: Oct 14, 2005
Posts: 18150

In English, "Other than X" means that "X" is excluded from whatever follows in the sentence.

So in this case it means that in all methods except for startAsync and complete, those objects are not thread-safe.
gurpeet singh
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thanks for the reply Paul. but my problem was not in the wording/english. my doubt was that "what does inside the methods(othe than startAsync, complete) the objects are not thread safe means ? can you tel me a scenario when the request/response objects are accessed by more than 1 thread concurrently ?
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