As in previous chapters, we will finish up with a discussion of obvious caveats. This section discusses things to be aware of when working with threads and synchronization in Java.
The single most dangerous part of the Java thread API, are the methods in the
java.lang.Thread class called
stop, resume, and
suspend. They were included in Java 1.0, but immediately found unsafe and deprecated. This however, was a bit too late, and, even today, they are widely used both in legacy code and new applications, despite the deprecation warnings. We are sad to report that we've come across them in commercial code that was developed as late as 2008.
stop method (meant to halt ...