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What is the purpose or advantage to use synchronized blocks in constructors?

 
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What is the purpose or advantage to use synchronized blocks in constructors if it happens only once (when the object is built) ?




Output:
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or

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There are advantages to using synchronized blocks in constructors if they access some global or shared variable. However, you would have to lock on a shared object as well.

In short, you are correct. synchronized(this) never makes sense in a constructor.
 
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Agreed. synchronized(someOtherObject) might make sense in a constructor, but synchronized(this) never makes sense in a constructor.
 
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