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1  Alternate cryptocurrencies / Altcoin Discussion / Nxt source code analysis (QA) on: January 03, 2014, 01:01:42 PM
While lurking for injected bugs, I found that some parts of Nxt code makes my eyes bleed. With hope that I have enough programming skills (probably better, than my runglish Smiley ), I'm starting this thread. Not for bounty, but for better quality (but donations welcome, as usual Smiley ).

First of all, thanks to IntelliJ IDEA code analysis, I see a lot of syncronized with potentially wrong usage.
Static variables like peers, blocks, accounts, users are not final. They are initialized at start, so it is not a big flaw right now, but who knows about future.
When I look more deeply in syncronizations, I see a lot of places, where author get content of such global collection and then sync on it, but not sync on collection itself. Example:
Block.analyse() method:

Account generatorAccount = accounts.get(Account.getId(generatorPublicKey));
synchronized (generatorAccount) {
    generatorAccount.setBalance(generatorAccount.balance + totalFee * 100L);
    generatorAccount.setUnconfirmedBalance(generatorAccount.unconfirmedBalance + totalFee * 100L);
While in some places such usage may be safe, I think it's very bad practice anyway.

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