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when you synchronize a block of code, you specify which object's lock you want to use as the lock, so you could, for example, use some third-party object as the lock for this piece of code. That gives you the ability to have more than one lock for code synchronization within a single object.



what does this mean?
 
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When you enter in Synchronized block, you must have lock of object you have specified in Synchronized block
e.g


In above example you must have lock on object from which you are invoking doStuff() method.
 
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that I know, what I am not getting is lock on third party object thing in the line
 
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"lock on third party"

When you synchronize on the method, then by default, the synchronization happens on the object of that class.

But by using the block synchronization, you can lock using objects of other class.
 
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thats what i want to know why should we lock on objects of other class when accessing members of this class.
 
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Simple example would.. be if a block has to be synchronized for all the objects of current class .. then

we have to some thing like...

synchronized(ThisClassName.class){

}
 
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