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Calling Thread By Start() and Run()

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Joined: Dec 16, 2005
Posts: 103

what is the differnet between calling a Thread by start() and run().

Thanks, Raghu.K

public static void main(String[] args) {
MyThread a = new MyThread("A");
MyThread b = new MyThread("B");
Deepak Bala

Joined: Feb 24, 2006
Posts: 6662

The start method will create a seperate thread of execution. When you invoke the run method, its not a seperate thread. This program has two threads running. They are main and thread b. will not start a thread. The run method is mounted on main's call stack.

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