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regarding thread run method

rajareddy annavaarm
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Joined: Mar 15, 2007
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Why cant we call run method in thread class directly?why we are calling it indirectly by start method?
rajaraman navaneethan
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Joined: Feb 26, 2005
Posts: 86
Hi Rajareddy,
When you call the run method directly a separate call stack is not created and it runs as a part of the same call stack from the method which it is called.Eventually it doesnt run concurrently with other threads.

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Raja
Peter Chase
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Joined: Oct 30, 2001
Posts: 1970
Yes, the answer is that you can call run() method, just like any other method. But that runs it in the current thread. If you want to run it in another thread, you must use the API of Thread class to start a new thread, which will then call run() in the new thread.


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