Re: How to restart a thread in Java
"Brandon McCombs" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
Christopher Benson-Manica wrote:
I need to restart a Java Thread in my application. what would be the
safe way of doing this.
You can't restart a thread. From the javadoc:
"It is never legal to start a thread more than once. In particular, a
thread may not be restarted once it has completed execution."
Does legal mean the code won't compile or that it just isn't good
That it won't work.
I ask because I have a class that contains a run() for a thread and I call
it everytime I need to do the operation that the run() performs and I do
so w/o creating a new instant of the class that the run() is a part of.
But you're not creating a thread when you do that; you're just calling a
method. If you called "start()" repeatedly on a Thread (or subclass of
Thread), then you'd see it fail after the first time.
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