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josephine chen
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does notify stop thread execution???
Anonymous
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notify() method resumes execution of a waiting thread.
Jim Yingst
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All notify does is move a waiting thread to ready state. The current thread (the one that invoked notify) will still run until it stops for some other reason - most likely, either it will finish executing the code it's supposed to execute, or eventually the thread scheduler will pause it so another thread can have a chance.


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It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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