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Sriram Chintapalli
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Joined: Dec 16, 2003
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Hi Bert,
when we try to restart a thread(call start on a thread that has already started) the compiler just ignores it! but is it true that for the sake of the exam we have to answer it as a runtime error???(confused). Can you please throw some light on similar situations where the compiler and exam answers conflict!
I like a lot of others to give their opinions on this, but I want Berts' word too.
thanks in advance,
sriram
Satish Avadhanam
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Joined: Aug 12, 2003
Posts: 697
Hey Sriram, you're right. For the sake of the exam, as far as I remember, we are supposed to answer it as error only.
Hope this helps, thanks.
Richard Quist
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Joined: Feb 18, 2004
Posts: 96
API doc for the Thread class says an IllegalStateException is thrown if start() is called on a Thread that's already started.


Rich
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Yuriy Grechukhin
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Joined: Jan 16, 2004
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Is it possible that you are catching (and ignoring)IllegalStateException or one of it's supper classes?


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