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achayya matta
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Joined: Oct 27, 2005
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Which is a possible result of attempting to compile and run the program?

a. Prints a number that is less than 1000
b. Prints a number between 1000 and 9999
c. Prints a number larger than 10000
d. Compile-time error
e. Run-time error
f. None of the above



can anyone explain me whats happening in the above code?
[ November 29, 2005: Message edited by: Mark Spritzler ]
Preetha Vasudevan
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Joined: Sep 23, 2005
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I think it should give you a compiler error because you shuld enclose
the sleep() in a try catch block or atleast declare it even if you are not handling it
achayya matta
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i know preetha it produces a compile time error,plz ignore that and explain me the flow of the program please
Lakshmanan Arunachalam
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Joined: Nov 02, 2005
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I gone thru SUN java tutorial and Thread API, from that what my understanding is a thread is interruptible when it is in NOT RUNNABLE status.

NOT RUNNABLE status is defined as one of the following

1. In sleep
2. In wait
3. In Blocked IO/ waiting for IO
4. IN wait for other thread to complete(i.e join())

when yield method is called, still the thread is in RUNNABLE status. interrupt has no effect on a RUNNABLE thread.

I am not 100 % sure about the above theory, but I tried simulating the above conditions and worked as explained.


Regards<br />Lakshmanan<br />IBM-OOAD & UML, SCEA-I
 
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