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gurpeet singh
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please consider the following code :





here i'm locking on StringBuffer object which has synchronized methods. i would like to know what if i use StringBuilder object. I tried running the code using Stringbuilder and got the same output. i would like to know is there any difference between the two scenarios in terms of thread-safety, synchronization etc. ?
 
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gurpeet singh wrote:please consider the following code :





here i'm locking on StringBuffer object which has synchronized methods. i would like to know what if i use StringBuilder object. I tried running the code using Stringbuilder and got the same output. i would like to know is there any difference between the two scenarios in terms of thread-safety, synchronization etc. ?


The StringBuffer class methods are synchronized. The StringBuilder class methods are not synchronized. Based on the way your application uses the string buffer/builder, this shouldn't make any difference.

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