Chapter 16. The SureStop Utility


Although the stop() method on the class Thread has been deprecated as of JDK 1.2, there are still times when it can be used as a last resort to get a thread to die. In this chapter, I'll present the SureStop class, which can be used to monitor a thread for a period of time. If the thread is still alive after the specified period of time has elapsed, SureStop will invoke stop() on it to ensure that it finally dies.

Guidelines for Using SureStop

The stop() method on Thread has been deprecated for very good reasons (see Chapter 5, "Gracefully Stopping Threads"). SureStop should only be ...

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