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doubt in sleep() method

manas ranjan mandal
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why sleep() method in Thread class is static?why is the reason behind to made is a static method?
thanks in advance
Campbell Ritchie
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Presumably so you can access it without knowing the name of the thread you are running on.
Paul Clapham
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If it were an instance method then you could cause other threads to sleep, by calling their sleep() method. That would be a bad thing.
 
Consider Paul's rocket mass heater.
 
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