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dont now how to use threads

m bj
Greenhorn

Joined: Dec 01, 2004
Posts: 1
hey ppl i need some help...this might be easy 4 u gurus but i dont usually use java....B(

here is my prob, i need to do somefing like this( C ) but in java:

......
if(fork()==0){
//child process code
}else{
//father code
}
....
i visited some pages of sun explaining how to use threads but i didnt understand the usage very well...

this might look like a "u do it 4 me" situation but....how to assign a new thred to somefing...
Thread a= new Thread(this, "Clock");
by example this method

private static int randomName(String wtf){
.....
}

thanks 2 everybody dat triyes 2 help
Henry Wong
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Sheriff

Joined: Sep 28, 2004
Posts: 19070
    
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There is no equivalent to fork() in Java. The best you can do is start a thread to handle child code.



With fork(), the child process is actually a separate process, so resource conflicts are not a problem. Furthermore, with fork(), both the parent and child will execute the code after the if-then-else block. Again, there is no equivalent to this in Java.

Henry


Books: Java Threads, 3rd Edition, Jini in a Nutshell, and Java Gems (contributor)
 
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