Appendix A. The Thread API


This appendix summarizes the public and protected members of the Thread class. It is based on Sun Microsystems'Java Development Kit 1.2. Information has been combined from Sun's API documentation, source code, reflection on the distributed classes, and the Java Language Specification.

Many of the methods and some of the constructors can throw a SecurityException. SecurityException is a subclass of RuntimeException, so try/catch blocks are not required for any of the methods of Thread that might throw it. By default, an application does not have a SecurityManager defined (using JDK 1.0, 1.1, or 1.2 from Sun Microsystems). An applet, ...

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