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asynchronous environment with respect to threads

Komal Amaresh
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Sir,

I'am reading multithreading and am unable to understand this point.it says
"java uses threads to enable the environment to be asynchronous".
this is quite contrary to what i basically understood. well the other term for threads is concurrency. any program is asynchronous. where each part of the code oocurs at different times or in a sequence. the only advantage is memory allocation and the context switch to promote efficiency. what is the point they are trying to make by that sentence. can you please explain.

thanks in advance.

regards,
komal

Henry Wong
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I think that you may be mixing terminology. I believe, when the term "asynchronous" is used here, it is referring to asynchronous behavior -- such as asynchronous I/O. I don't think it is referring to the opposite of thread synchronization.

Henry


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Brian Legg
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