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re-starting a dead thread

 
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Hi All,
In the K&B book, it is mentioned that "If you invoke start() on a dead Thread instance, you�ll get a runtime (not compiler) exception."
But the following code *does not* give me any errors/exceptions. What am I missing?

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Cathy.
 
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You aren't missing anything, this is due to the JVM's implementation. In reality JVMs just ignore the attempt to start a dead thread. How ever if you have a question in the exam about re-starting a dead thread, the answer is always "throws a runtime exception".
 
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Thanks Mika.
 
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It is important to note that your test case does not clearly demonstrate the given behaviour. I've trimmed your test case down, but there is one very important point that you missed. I hope this helps:
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