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Jian Yi
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Quoted from RHE:

A sleeping thread that recieves an interrupt() call moves immediately into the Ready state; when it gets to run, it will execute its InterruptedException handler.


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What does it mean "it will execute its InterruptedException handler?" Does it mean an InterruptedException is being caught? Why doesn't it continue to run the run() method?
Thanks,
Jenny
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Rob Ross
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When you call sleep, you must catch the InterruptedException or declare that your method throws it:
 
Jian Yi
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Hi Rob,
Thanks for both of your replies. Your code clarifies the question on InterruptedException. Can you answer my other question of whether the sleeping Thread continues to run after its sleep being interrupted?
Thanks,
Jenny
 
Rob Ross
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That is up to you and how you write your run() method.
If you write this:

Then after this thread sleeps, the run() method ends. Also, if the thread is interrupted while sleeping, it will end.
This, however, will continue after being interrupted:


And this thread will stop after being interrupted:

So you see, it's completely up to you!
[ March 12, 2002: Message edited by: Rob Ross ]
 
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