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Marcus Green MO 1 #34

madhuri vl
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Joined: Jan 17, 2001
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looks MG has changed some Q to thread Q in his Mock1.
ok the foll
Which of the following statements about this code are true?
public class Morecombe{
public static void main(String argv[]){
Morecombe m = new Morecombe();
m.go(new Turing(){});
public void go(Turing t){
class Turing extends Thread{
public void run(){
for(int i =0; i < 2; i++){
1) Compilation error due to malformed parameter to go method
2) Compilation error, class Turing has no start method
3) Compilation and output of 0 followed by 1
4) Compilation but runtime error
Answer is 3.
I did not understand how could you pass m.go( new turing(){});
I thought it would be a compile time error but giving an output of 0 1.
Can anybody throw some light on this.

Manfred Leonhardt
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Hi Madhuri,
You can always pass an anonymous class in place of a named one. The beauty of Java!
The statement:
new Turing() {}
is creating a new Turing object without overridding any methods. It is anonymous because it has not been assigned to anything. It gets assigned to the Turing t parameter when being passed to the go method. Since Turing extends Thread class it is valid to call it's start method.
madhuri vl
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Hi manfred,
Thank u for ur post. But I haven't seen such type of passing and still surprised how it works.
Sean Casey
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Posts: 625
It's an anonymous class, as Manfred has pointed out. This is the kind of thing that one can find on the exam, so be careful.
madhuri vl
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Joined: Jan 17, 2001
Posts: 86
Hi ceasy,
Thankyou verymuch.
I agree. Here's the link:
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