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A Very Tough Question from JDiscuss

Andy Jav
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Joined: Jun 01, 2005
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Can someone give the output for this code without actually compiling & running ? This is a question from JDiscuss Test 4 with a little twist.

[ July 07, 2005: Message edited by: Barry Gaunt ]
Steve Morrow
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Joined: May 22, 2003
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Can someone give the output for this code without actually compiling & running ?
My first reaction is that actually compiling and running it won't help either. Not only should you not depend on the thread scheduler for behavior, you won't see this type of question on the SCJP.

Furthermore, it seems a little pointless to ask others to give you the output of the code. Do you have a question about it? Is it doing something you don't expect?

<EDIT>
In case I wasn't clear about "running won't help" - there's no way to know what the output of that code will be. It can vary from one run to the next.
[ July 06, 2005: Message edited by: Steve Morrow ]
Barry Gaunt
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Joined: Aug 03, 2002
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Please use tags around code to preserve its formatting.


Ask a Meaningful Question and HowToAskQuestionsOnJavaRanch
Getting someone to think and try something out is much more useful than just telling them the answer.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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