yes, this is an issue.  The best I could come up with on the ride in this morning is "Pointer"  or possibly OOP, although that is a little more obscure.  I think we should avoid overloading Reference; especially as parts of the GC system have to deal with java.lang.ref.Reference processing...

--dave wrote on 08/30/2004 11:20:48 AM:

> A warning: Java.lang.ref.Reference exists, so using the exact name
> "Reference" may be confusing or problematic. (I am not objecting to the
> idea, only the name :-).
> -- E