Chapter 4. Lifecycle

  • Thread Lifecycle

  • APIs Used in This Chapter

  • The Class java.lang.Thread

  • The Class Extensions.InterruptibleThread

  • The Interface java.lang.Runnable

In which the reader is treated to a comprehensive explanation of the intricacies in the life of a thread—birth, life, and death— even death by vile cancellation. A small program that illustrates all these stages concludes the chapter.

Thread Lifecycle

The fundamental paradigm of threads is the same in all the libraries. In each, the program starts up in the same fashion as single-threaded programs always have—loading the program, linking in the dynamic libraries, running any initialization sections, and finally, starting a single thread running main() (the main thread). The main function ...

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