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"to die.");
catch (InterruptedException ie)
System.out.println("Main thread is dying");
Listing4-19 demonstratesthedefaultmainthreadstartingaworkerthread,perform-
ing some work, and then waiting for the worker thread to die by calling join() via
theworkerthread's thd object.Whenyourunthisapplication,youwilldiscoveroutput
similar to the following (message order might differ somewhat):
Default main thread is doing work.
Worker thread is simulating work by sleeping for 5 seconds.
Default main thread has finished its work.
Default main thread is waiting for worker thread to die.
Worker thread is dying
Main thread is dying
Every Thread objectbelongstosome ThreadGroup object; Thread declaresa
ThreadGroup getThreadGroup() method that returns this object. You should
ignore thread groups because they are not that useful. If you need to logically group
Thread objects, you should use an array or collection instead.
Caution Various ThreadGroup methods are flawed. For example, int enu-
merate(Thread[] threads) will not include all active threads in its enumer-
ation when its threads array argument is too small to store their Thread objects.
Although you might think that you could use the return value from the int act-
iveCount() method to properly size this array, there is no guarantee that the array
willbelargeenoughbecause activeCount() 'sreturnvaluefluctuateswiththecre-
ation and death of threads.
However, you should still know about ThreadGroup because of its contribution
in handling exceptions that are thrown while a thread is executing. Listing 4-20 sets
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