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Calanthe Wei
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Joined: Oct 27, 2001
Posts: 42
See code bellow:

My question is what doees Test.class.wait(1000) mean? I never see this kind of code before.
Can someone give me some explanation?

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[ February 09, 2002: Message edited by: Madhav Lakkapragada ]
Marilyn de Queiroz

Joined: Jul 22, 2000
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void wait(long timeout)
Causes current thread to wait until either another thread invokes the notify() method or the notifyAll() method for this object, or a specified amount of time has elapsed.

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Maulin Vasavada
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Joined: Nov 04, 2001
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Hi Marilyn,
i guess calanthe is asking about that Test.class part of wait()...is it calanthe?
if so then i only know that thats the way u can have static blocks synch etc.
e.g. in a static method say m() we want to have synch block and the class is Test then we 'll do sth like,
static void m() {
synchronized(Test.class) {
// code goes here..
this is so as we cant use "this" ref in the static methods and so we can write synchronized(this) in the m() method.
Still i need to know what Test.class means here.
aymen esawey
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Joined: Jan 29, 2002
Posts: 61
i've asked a Q like that before
here is the thread

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