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Hi,
Can anyone explain the exact usage purpose of the sleep method in thread ?
 
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Originally posted by memati bas:
Hi,
Can anyone explain the exact usage purpose of the sleep method in thread ?



Causes the current executing thread to sleep for the specified time(in milliseconds) but it do not lose ownership of any monitors.
 
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What do you imply by saying " sleep " ??
Please explain...
 
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From Google:


Suspend process execution pending occurrence of an event; the term �block� is also used.



Basically, it means that the current thread does nothing for that time period (simply waits/blocks).
 
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Oh thanks,
I think I kept the idea now...
 
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hi memati bas,

using sleep method we are causing current to sleep for specific time
and once that thread is sleep it leaves a cpu and another thread can start their excecution

rememeber(at any instance of time cpu executes only one process)
 
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Oh, thanks amod gole.
It is really explanaitory...
 
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