This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
An object doesn't so much "implement" multiple threads as it winds up being called by multiple threads. When one object has methods called by two threads, the member variables on that object can be a real problem unless you manage them with synchronization. A class with thorough protection is called "thread safe". Otherwise it is "unsafe" for multi-threading applications.
Try the Sun Thread Tutorial or scroll up to the Threads etc. forum if you want to dig into the details! [ April 02, 2006: Message edited by: Stan James ]
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