Re: System.exit

Daniel Pitts <>
Tue, 13 Dec 2011 17:51:25 -0800
On 12/13/11 5:02 PM, Eric Sosman wrote:

On 12/13/2011 7:53 PM, Roedy Green wrote:

On 13 Dec 2011 21:48:15 GMT, Andreas Leitgeb
<> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted
someone who said :

Are you sure you really do System.exit()

I do a real system exit.


pittsdosx:noisebridge pittsd$ cat
public class ExitTest {
    public static void main(String...args) throws Exception {
      new Thread(new Runnable() {
         public void run() {
            while(true) {
              System.out.println("In thread!");
              try {
              } catch (Exception e) {

      System.out.println("Before exit!");
      try {
      } finally { System.out.println("Finally!"); }
pittsdosx:noisebridge pittsd$ javac
pittsdosx:noisebridge pittsd$ java ExitTest
In thread!
In thread!
In thread!
In thread!
In thread!
In thread!
In thread!
In thread!
Before exit!
In thread!

I see no evidence that the thread continues after System.exit() is
finished executing.

Granted, I do see a slight delay, probably due to thread scheduling,
that my log message for the "before exit" isn't the last thing output.

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