This week's giveaway is in the Java/Jakarta EE forum. We're giving away four copies of Java EE 8 High Performance and have Romain Manni-Bucau on-line! See thread that hasn't been started yet? Does the call simply get ignored or what? Thank you very much. Gisselle.
To get a good idea of what is going on, you should browse the source of the java.lang.Thread class. In a nutshell, join() invokes join(0) which in turn invokes wait(0) while isAlive() returns true. Basically, if the thread on which join() has been invoked has not been started yet, the call to join() should return immediately. [ January 13, 2003: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]