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Who clean up finished Timer's threads?

tom chansky
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Joined: Nov 01, 2004
Posts: 28
If a Timer class is scheduled to perform a certain task repeatedly, and when a scheduled task is finished, who will clean up or terminate or stop that thread? Is there anything that I can do to make sure those finished threads are cleaned up so that they will not occupy resources.
Stan James
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Joined: Jan 29, 2003
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Did you try the JavaDoc for Timer? It talks about how Timers end, good or bad. You might make the Timer a daemon or cancel it at shutdown. I'm thinking I've never done that but never had any problems either. But I'm not so sure about the no problems.


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